Lord Randolph Churchill

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Churchill, Lord Randolph


(Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill). Born Feb. 13, 1849, in Blenheim, near Woodstock, Oxfordshire; died Jan. 24, 1895, in London. British political figure.

The third son of the seventh duke of Marlborough, Churchill was elected to Parliament in 1874 as a member of the Conservative Party. Criticizing the party leadership’s policies, Churchill deemed it necessary for the Conservatives to adapt to new historical conditions, in particular by appealing to the working class, which had received the right to vote. Churchill was a supporter of colonial expansion, and in 1885–86 he was secretary of state for India and chancellor of the exchequer.

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His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, had died on the same date 70 years earlier.
Again, the younger son of a duke was afforded a courtesy title as in the case of Lord Randolph Churchill and his wife Lady Randolph Churchill, but the author calls her Lady Churchill, signifying that her husband was a baron.
He transformed the 2000-acre Parkland of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, to create what Lord Randolph Churchill said was "the finest view in England".
More far-fetched theories had the killer as Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, and Winston Churchill's father Lord Randolph Churchill.
Lord Randolph Churchill is considered one of the very first safari clients in history.
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30 Which Ronald played Lord Randolph Churchill in 1974 drama Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill?
Mary Lovell gets over the six duke hiatus between the first Duke and the third son of the seventh Duke by confining the first to chapter one and then starting the second with a quick catching up and the career of Lord Randolph Churchill.
The liner was appropriately launched by New Yorker Jennie Jerome, wife of the former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Randolph Churchill.
This book, which has attracted considerable notice in the press and favourable comments, focuses on four members of the Churchill family: Lord Randolph Churchill, his American wife, Jennie Jerome, and their two children, Winston and Jack.
He wrote a book about every war he took part in, from the wars of empire against savage tribesmen on the northwest frontier of India and in the Sudan, to the Boer War (where his daring escape from a prisoner-of-war compound made him a national hero and launched his political career), to the two world wars (in the first of which he served in the Cabinet and briefly in the trenches, and in the second as prime minister worthy of legend); besides these, he wrote biographies of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill, and his ancestor the nonpareil general John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, as well as a history of the English-speaking peoples.
Lord Randolph Churchill belittled his worshipful son before tumbling into madness and early death.