Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was an award-winning author, a politician who was twice prime minister, and an army officer who fought in India and in World War I.
Timeline of Churchill's life:
1895 Churchill is commissioned into the 4th Hussars.
1896 As a young cavalry officer Churchill is posted to India
1897 Winston becomes involved with the Malakand Field force fighting local tribesmen on the North west frontier
1898 Churchill takes part in a regimental cavalry charge with the 21st Lancers in the Sudan
1899 visits South Africa as a journalist covering the Boer War. Here captured but escapes. Commissioned into the South African Light Horse.
1900 Upon his return to Britain he is elected to parliament as a Conservative MP
1904 Leaves the Conservatives to join the Liberals
1905 Winston becomes Under Secretary of State for the Colonies
1908 Churchill is becomes President of the Board of Trade.
1911 Churchill is becomes the First Lord of the Admiralty for the first time
1915 Winston resigns from the Cabinet and rejoins the army
1916 Churchill leads the men of the 6th Battalion Royal Scots fusiliers in the trenches of France. Later resumes his political career
1917 Churchill becomes as Minister for Munitions
1919 Winston becomes Secretary of State for War and Air
1921 Churchill becomes Colonial Secretary
1924Is reelected to parliament as a conservative and is made the Chancellor of the Exchequer
1939 Britain declares war on Germany - and reinstalls Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty
1940 He becomes Prime Minister Prime Minister leading Britain through the times of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
1942 Churchill meets with Stalin and Roosevelt, approving the policy of saturation bombing of German cities.
1945 After Victory in Europe Churchill's government looses in the general election.
1946 Churchill gives his "Iron Curtain" speech in Missouri
1951 Winston Churchill becomes Prime minister again
1953 Churchill wins the Nobel Prize for Literature
1955 Winston resigns as Prime Minister
1964 Churchill leaves the House of Commons
1965 24th January - Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill dies in London
Winston had 1 son and 5 girls
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