A stir­ring tale of two Churchills

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The Churchills, His­tory on Fox­tel, Sun­day at 7.30pm Qld, 8.30pm NSW

LEARN how Win­ston Churchill’s an­ces­tor helped him be­come Bri­tain’s great­est prime min­is­ter.

His­to­rian Dr David Starkey tells the story of the two great­est war lead­ers in Bri­tish his­tory, both of whom were called Churchill.

Ev­ery­one knows Win­ston Churchill led Bri­tain and its Al­lies in their strug­gle against Hitler.

Less well known is John Churchill, Duke of Marl­bor­ough, who led Bri­tain and its Al­lies against an ear­lier would-be dic­ta­tor of Europe, the Sun King, Louis XIV of France.

John Churchill was Win­ston’s in­spi­ra­tion.

This ab­sorb­ing se­ries sheds new light on two great Bri­tons and en­cour­ages us to view his­tory as a valu­able guide to the fu­ture.

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