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-Winston Churchill; The Long and Wonderful Life-
In 1874 Winston Churchill was born at his grandfather's house, Blenheim Palace in Marlborough, England. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a member of the British Parliament, and his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American heiress. After that in the years 1893 and 1894, Churchill was accepted to a Royal Military College and graduated near the top of the class. He was given a commission as a cavalry officer. Not long after that in 1899, Churchill managed to become war correspondent for The Morning Post. He was shot at, captured, and kept as a prisoner of war for a month when he managed to escape and make it to safety. Following that, in the year 1905, the Liberal Party won the national election and Churchill was asked to become the Under-Secretary of State at the Colonial Office. Next in 1911, Churchill was made First Lord of Admiralty, with meant that he was in charge of the British Navy. He worried about Germany's growing military strength, and spent the next three years working diligently to strengthen the British Navy. On May 10-13 of 1940 Churchill was asked to become the Prime Minister, he accepted. On the 13th he gave his big speech, “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat”in the House of the Commons. After a while he gave up his spot of Prime Minister. In the year 1951 the government once again asked Churchill to lead Britain. Churchill agreed and then started his second term as Prime Minister. Churchill was focused on foreign affairs because he was very nervous of the atomic bomb. In the end Churchill passed away on January 24, 1965. His health was failing previously and finally gave out. He suffered a massive stroke that put him in a coma. Previous to this he won quite a few awards, including his U.S. citizenship and a Nobel Prize.