Winston Churchill - The Early Years
In this episode with David Lough:
Winston Churchill was a product of late 19th century British aristocracy. Today, we learn about the habits, practices, finances of the aristocracy and what propelled Winston Churchill to the Parliament.
1:00 - David Lough discusses what motivated him to write his books.
4:50 - Life of 19th Century aristocracy in Britain
6:45 - History of Winston Churchill’s Father’s side
12:01 - History of Winston Churchill’s American side
19:26 - Marriage settlements in the 19th century
22:07 - Lord Randolph’s career as a Tory MP
24:07 - Mechanics of how mining expeditions worked
29:00 - Lord Randolph’s luck in the mining business
31:39 - Winston Churchill’s inheritance
32:37 - Winston Churchill’s schooling
36:07 - Winston Churchill’s time as an officer
43:56 - Winston Churchill’s career as a war correspondent
48:08- How Winston Churchill became an MP
53:00 - Winston Churchill upgrading the Navy
59:00 - We discuss David Lough’s next project: Wealth of the Royal Family
David Lough won an open history scholarship to Oxford University where he gained a first class degree. He founded and ran a private banking business that advises prominent British families on their investments, tax affairs and estate planning.
Following the business’s sale, David has returned to history, using the experience gained in his career to research the untold story of Winston Churchill’s precarious personal finances.
David is a trustee of the London Library and of the UK National Archives Trust. lives with his wife in Kent, England and has five adult children and nine grandchildren.
His books are available here