Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill is considered by many to be among the greatest Britain’s that ever lived. In fact a poll by the BBC in 2002 listed Winston Churchill as the Greatest Britain to have ever lived. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955 and even now he is still one of the most recognizable politicians in the world.
He led Britain to victory in the Second World War. His ideologies included economic liberalism and British imperialism; he was a member of the Liberal Party from 1904 to 1924 before joining the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as a Member of Parliament.
He is famous for his wit and ability to lift an audience his words.
His speeches are nearly as famous as the man himself and they are believed to have motivated the nation through the hard times of the second world war most famously his Finest Hour speech. In which he said
Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour.”
Field Marshal Alanbrooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, wrote in his diary on the superbly well-judged manner in which the President made his offer of immediate military assistance, despite Alanbrooke’s being ever ready to highlight what he perceived to be Churchill’s contradictory motivations and flawed character during the war. For example, in his diary entry for 10 September 1944:
… And the wonderful thing is that 3/4 of the population of the world imagine that Churchill is one of the Strategists of History, a second Marlborough, and the other 1/4 have no idea what a public menace he is and has been throughout this war! It is far better that the world should never know, and never suspect the feet of clay of this otherwise superhuman being. Without him England was lost for a certainty, with him England has been on the verge of disaster time and again … Never have I admired and despised a man simultaneously to the same extent. Never have such opposite extremes been combined in the same human being.
So the question is who was Winston Churchill? The answer is a shocking one.
Winston Churchill was born at his home in Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, on 30 November 1874. He was born at a time that Great Britain held huge power over the rest of the world. Queen Victoria had just been crowned Empress of India. He was a direct descendant of the Dukes of Marlborough and his family were among the highest levels of the British aristocracy, and thus he was born into the country’s governing elite. His paternal grandfather, John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, had been a Member of Parliament for ten years, His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, had been elected Conservative MP for Woodstock in 1873 and his mother, Jerome Churchill (née Jerome), was from an American family whose substantial wealth derived from finance. The couple had met in August 1873, and were engaged three days later, marrying at the British Embassy in Paris in April 1874. The couple lived beyond their income and were frequently in debt; according to the biographer Sebastian Haffner, the family were “rich by normal standards but poor by those of the rich”.
Aged seven, Winston began boarding at St. George’s School in Ascot, Berkshire; he hated it and did poorly academically and regularly misbehaved.
In September 1884 he moved to Brunswick School in Hove; there, his academic performance improved but he continued to misbehave.
He narrowly passed the entrance exam which allowed him to begin studies at the elite Harrow School in April 1888. There, his academics remained high and he excelled particularly in history—but teachers complained that he was unpunctual and careless. He wrote poetry and letters which were published in the school magazine, and won a fencing competition. His father insisted that he be prepared for a career in the military, and so Churchill’s last three years at Harrow were spent in the army form. He performed poorly in most of his exams.
On January 24, 1895 after an attempted round-the-world journey failed to cure him of his syphilis. Winston Churchill’s father Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill died like Winston Churchill he is a man of much mystery surrounding him.
Early In 1899 at the invitation of prominent politician Robert Ascroft, Churchill runs for Parliament as part of the Conservative Party. He lost the election but impressed many with his campaigning skills and so his career in politics begins.
Winston Churchill joined the British army in 1893 and developed a keen interest in war correspondence. This led Churchill to work as a war correspondent for The Morning Post and the Daily Mail, in which he was to cover the occurrences of the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa. Soon after his arrival in South Africa, he accompanied a scouting expedition on an armored train. The train was ambushed by the Boers and on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured and imprisoned in a Prisoner of War (POW) camp. He managed to escape, and with the assistance of an English mine manager, made his way to Delagoa Bay. Upon his return to England he was hailed as a hero.
In the year 1900 Churchill won a seat in the British House of Commons. After a fall-out within his party, Churchill switches to the Liberal Party four years later.
On September 12, 1908 he married Clementine Hozier, who he met at a ball four years earlier, in a packed St. Margaret’s Church at Westminster Abbey. They will go on to have five children together.
From February 1910 to October 1911 Winston Churchill was Home Secretary. Riots erupted in November 1910 in the south Wales town Tonypandy Due to a dispute between workers and the mine owners, culminating in strikes that ultimately lasted almost a year.
When the strikers clashed with local police, Churchill – – sent in soldiers.
There were allegations that shots were fired by the soldiers to control the rioters.
His actions left him unpopular in South Wales.
But a year later soldiers were again called in, this time to strike-related riots in Liverpool. On this occasion the soldiers did fire their weapons and two people were killed.
Nine years later and Churchill is by now Secretary of State for Air and War. He deployed tanks and an estimated 10,000 troops to Glasgow during a period of widespread strikes and civil unrest amid fear of a Bolshevist revolt.
In 1919 when he was Secretary of State for War he urged the use of chemical weapons – primarily against Kurds and Afghans.
“I cannot understand this squeamishness about the use of gas,” He wrote in a memo “I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes,” he continued.
In January 1924, the first Labour Government had taken office amid fears of threats to the Constitution. Churchill was noted at the time for being particularly hostile to socialism. He believed that the Labour Party as a socialist party, did not fully support the existing British Constitution.
In 1924 Churchill accepted the post of Chancellor of the Exchequer in Stanley Baldwin’s Unionist government, a position once held by his father, he formally rejoined the Conservative Party.
As Chancellor of the Exchequer Churchill oversaw Britain’s disastrous return to the Gold Standard, which resulted in deflation, unemployment, and the miners’ strike that led to the General Strike of 1926.
The Conservative government was defeated in the 1929 general election. He spent much of the next few years concentrating on his writing. These years are regularly referred to as his wilderness years, it is at this time that highly respected historian claims that Winston Churchill was struggling to keep funding his huge country estate and his private staff of between 20 to 30 people including cooks, nanny’s, gardeners cleaners and so on.
David Irving claims that Churchill was in this time financed by a primarily Jewish group of businessmen called the focus. He claims that the same group that financed Churchill also propelled him from political wilderness. It was at this time Churchill began his anti Nazi Germany speeches. He attempted to portray himself as an isolated voice warning of the need to rearm against Germany. Though he had a small following in the House of Commons during much of the 1930s by second half of the decade the anti Nazi German group that called themselves the Churchill Group consisted of only himself, Duncan Sandys and Brendan Bracken.
Churchill received information from inside sources including his neighbour, Major Desmond Morton, with Ramsay MacDonald’s approval.
Lord Swinton the Secretary of State for Air responsible for Britain air defences in the lead up to war also passed information to Churchill at the time.
Churchill was a fierce critic of what he seen as Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of Adolf Hitler and in private letters to Lloyd George and Lord Moyne just before the Munich Agreement, he wrote that the government was faced with a choice between “war and shame” and that having chosen shame would later get war on less favourable terms.
Hitler would later bomb Holland and invade Poland before Chamberlain declared war. The Nazi parties reasoning for these invasions were national defence and security. Upon declaring war a period known as the phoney war begun.
On 10 May 1940, hours before the German invasion of France by a lightning advance through the Low Countries, it became clear that, following failure in Norway, the country had no confidence in Chamberlain’s prosecution of the war and so Chamberlain resigned. The commonly accepted version of events states that Lord Halifax turned down the post of prime minister because he believed he could not govern effectively as a member of the House of Lords instead of the House of Commons. Although a prime minister does not traditionally advise the King on a prime minister’s own successor, Chamberlain wanted someone who would command the support of all three major parties in the House of Commons. A meeting between Chamberlain, Halifax, Churchill and David Margesson, the government Chief Whip, led to the recommendation of Churchill, and, as constitutional monarch, George VI asked Churchill to be prime minister. Churchill’s first act was to write to Chamberlain to thank him for his support.
Chamberlain had long enjoyed excellent health, except for occasional attacks of gout, but by July 1940, he was in almost constant pain. He sought treatment, and later that month entered hospital for surgery. Surgeons discovered that he was suffering from terminal bowel cancer, but they concealed it from him, instead telling him that he would not require further surgery. Chamberlain resumed work in mid-August. He returned to his office on 9 September. However, renewed pain, compounded by the night-time bombing of London which forced him to go to an air raid shelter and denied him rest, sapped his energy, and he left London for the last time on 19 September, returning to Highfield Park in Heckfield. He offered his resignation to Churchill on 22 September. The Prime Minister was initially reluctant to accept; but as both men realised that Chamberlain would never return to work, Churchill finally allowed him to resign. The Prime Minister asked if Chamberlain would accept the highest order of British chivalry, the Order of the Garter, of which his brother had been a member. Chamberlain refused. He said he would “prefer to die plain ‘Mr. Chamberlain’ like my father before me, unadorned by any title”
9 November 1940 at the age of 71 Neville Chamberlain died.
A few days before his death, Neville Chamberlain wrote,
So far as my personal reputation is concerned, I am not in the least disturbed about it. The letters which I am still receiving in such vast quantities so unanimously dwell on the same point, namely without Munich the war would have been lost and the Empire destroyed in 1938 … I do not feel the opposite view … has a chance of survival. Even if nothing further were to be published giving the true inside story of the past two years I should not fear the historian’s verdict.
Neville Chamberlain was not the only one to do what he could to avoid a full scale world war.
Files that were released in 2008 reveal that shortly after the outbreak of war Britain’s Foreign Secretary Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax helped with the travel arrangements of John Lonsdale Bryans, who believed he could bring down Hitler by making contact with prominent anti-Nazi Germans including Ulrich von Hassell, the former German ambassador in Rome.
Initially Lonsdale Bryans thought he could drum up support for an anti-Nazi coup in Germany. But he subsequently changed tactic and tried to contact Adolf Hitler in a bid to negotiate a peace.
Halifax met Hitler in 1937 and was criticised for being too close to the cause of appeasement. Shortly after Churchill took over as Prime Minister in 1940 he was moved from the Foreign Office to the British Embassy in Washington.
Hitler was always keen to do business with Britain and was hesitant to attack but on the 7th of September 1940 after numerous attacks on German cities and civilians by British forces Germany retaliated. An over looked fact is that throughout World War 2 British and American forces killed over ten times the amount of German civilians as German forces killed British civilians.
Historian David Olusoga said he believes Winston Churchill was complicit in a number of atrocities committed in Africa in the early 20th century. Speaking at the Oxfordshire Literary Festival Mr. Olusoga, who co-presents Civilisations on the BBC alongside Simon Schama and Mary Beard, says claims about the darker side of the former Prime Minister’s past are often drowned out by his status as a wartime leader. Mr. Olusoga argued that although Churchill was remembered as being a great politician, he was “largely responsible” for war crimes in Africa.
A number of books claim that in 1940 Winston Churchill received intelligence informing him that Coventry not London was going to be targeted. Because of this intelligence Winston Churchill returned to London that night and according to one account instead of warning the nation that Coventry was being targeted he put on a charade in which he claimed claiming he would not ask the British public to do anything he would not be prepared to do himself.
An estimated 568 people were killed in the raid (the exact figure was never precisely confirmed), with another 863 badly injured and 393 sustaining lesser injuries.
In his 1974 book The Ultra Secret, Group Captain F. W. Winterbotham asserted that the British government had advance warning of the attack from Ultra: intercepted German radio messages encrypted with the Enigma cipher machine and decoded by British cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park. He further claimed that Winston Churchill ordered that no defensive measures should be taken to protect Coventry, lest the Germans suspect that their cipher had been broken.
Hitler believed Churchill to be an idiotic drunk but he was keen on building business and political relations with Great Britain something that Churchill was dead against. Churchill was a Zionist as he admitted numerous times he once said “I am a Zionist, let me make that clear. I was one of the original ones after the Balfour Declaration and I have worked faithfully for it.”
Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, the British assumed control of Palestine. In November 1917, the British government issued the Balfour Declaration, announcing its intention to facilitate the “establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”
The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a minority Jewish population (around 3–5% of the total). It read:
His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country
The declaration was contained in a letter dated 2 November 1917 from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland. The text of the declaration was published in the press on 9 November 1917.
Winston Churchill was funded by Jewish and Zionist figures and determined to bring the Jewish people back to what he and many other Zionists believe is their homeland, Israel.
In 1947, the newly formed United Nations accepted the idea to partition Palestine into a zone for the Jews (Israel) and a zone for the Arabs (Palestine). With this United Nations proposal, the British withdrew from the region on May 14th 1948. Since the withdrawal of Britain Palestine has eroded as Israel has grown.
The truth is that Britain and Winston Churchill committed war crimes and vicious acts against humanity that at least rivalled the war crimes committed by the Nazi Party at the time. And these actions were taken to protect Britain or the British people but to oppress a movement that made certain groups of rich individuals feel uncomfortable.
One of the most barbaric crimes committed throughout World War 2 was the Bengali Famine. The Bengal famine of 1943 was a major famine in the Bengal province in British India during World War II.
The amount of people that died from starvation, malaria and other diseases aggravated by malnutrition, population displacement, unsanitary conditions and lack of health care is estimated to be between 2 and 3 million in Bengal alone along with up to another 29 million in India as millions of tons of wheat were exported to Britain as famine raged in India..
Though the famine was caused through a mixture of problems, the diversion of millions of tons of wheat to Britain is accepted by most historians to be the main cause of it.
In late 1942 Bengal was affected by a series of natural disasters. First, the winter rice crop was afflicted by a severe outbreak of fungal brown spot disease. Then, on 16–17 October a cyclone and three storm surges in October ravaged croplands, destroyed houses and killed thousands, at the same time dispersing high levels of fungal spores across the region and increasing the spread of the crop disease
The Bengal cyclone came through the Bay of Bengal, landing on the coastal areas of Midnapore. It killed 14,500 people and 190,000 cattle; while rice paddy stocks in the hands of cultivators, consumers, and dealers were destroyed. It also created local atmospheric conditions that contributed to an increased incidence of malaria. The three storm surges which followed the cyclone destroyed the seawalls of Midnapore and flooded large areas of Contai and Tamluk. Waves swept an area of 450 square miles (1,200 km2), floods affected 400 square miles (1,000 km2), and wind and torrential rain damaged 3,200 square miles (8,300 km2). For nearly 2.5 million Bengalis, the accumulative damage of the cyclone and storm surges to homes, crops and livelihoods was catastrophic.
Corpses lay scattered over several thousand square miles of devastated land. 7,400 villages were partly or wholly destroyed by the storm, and standing flood waters remained for weeks in at least 1,600 villages. Cholera, dysentery and other water-borne diseases flourished. 527,000 houses and 1,900 schools were lost. Over 1000 square miles of the most fertile paddy land in the province was entirely destroyed, and the standing crop over an additional 3000 square miles was damaged.
Following these events, official forecasts of crop yields predicted a significant shortfall. Traders warned of an impending famine, but the Bengal Government did not act on these predictions.
Talking about the famine he had played a huge role in engineering in 1943, Winston Churchill said: “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion. The famine was their own fault for breeding like rabbits.”
Adam Jones, editor of the Journal of Genocide Research, calls Churchill “a genuine genocidaire”, noting that the British leader called Indians a “foul race” in this period and said that the British air force chief should “send some of his surplus bombers to destroy them.”
Arthur Herman, author of Churchill and Gandhi, contends, ‘The real cause was the fall of Burma to the Japanese, which cut off India’s main supply of rice imports when domestic sources fell short … though it is true that Churchill opposed diverting food supplies and transports from other theatres to India to cover the shortfall.
In response to an urgent request by the Secretary of State for India (Leo Amery) and the Viceroy of India (Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell), to release food stocks for India, Churchill responded with a telegram to Wavell asking, if food was so scarce, “why Gandhi hadn’t died yet”. In July 1940, newly in office, he reportedly welcomed reports of the emerging conflict between the Muslim League and the Indian Congress, hoping “it would be bitter and bloody”
On the 8th May 1945 Victory in Europe was celebrated.
But even before VE day Churchill faced a new problem from a different enemy. A dispute with Britain over French mandates Syria and Lebanon known as the Levant which quickly developed into a major diplomatic incident. In May, de Gaulle sent more French troops to re-establish their presence provoking an outbreak of demonstrations and protests. On 20 May 1945, French troops opened fire on demonstrators in Damascus with artillery and dropped bombs from the air. On the 31 May, with the death toll now exceeding a thousand Syrians, Churchill decided to act and sent Chairman of the Provisional Government of France and the Co Prince of Andorra Charles de Gaulle an ultimatum saying, “In order to avoid a collision between British and French forces, we request you immediately to order French troops to cease fire and withdraw to their barracks”.
The request was ignored by both de Gaulle and the French forces and thus Churchill ordered British troops and armoured cars under General Bernard Paget to invade Syria from nearby Transjordan. The invasion went ahead and the British swiftly moved in cutting the French General Fernand Oliva-Roget’s telephone line with his base at Beirut. Eventually, heavily outnumbered, Oliva-Roget ordered his men back to their bases near the coast who were then escorted by the British. A furious row then broke out between the British and French governments.
Churchill’s relationship with de Gaulle was at this time rock bottom in spite of his efforts to preserve French interests at Yalta and a visit to Paris the previous year On 10 November 1944, Churchill flew to Paris to a reception by de Gaulle and the two together were greeted by cheers from thousands of people. Harold Nicolson stated that Anthony Eden told him that “not for one moment did Winston stop crying, and that he could have filled buckets by the time he received the Freedom of Paris.” He said “they yelled for Churchill in a way that he has never heard any crowd yell before. At an official luncheon de Gaulle said, “It is true that we would not have seen [the liberation] if our old and gallant ally England, and all the British dominions under precisely the impulsion and inspiration of those we are honouring today, had not deployed the extraordinary determination to win, and that magnificent courage which saved the freedom of the world. There is no French man or woman who is not touched to the depths of their hearts and souls by this.”. Despite this just two months later Churchill told a colleague that he believed that de Gaulle was “a great danger to peace and for Great Britain. After five years of experience, I am convinced that he is the worst enemy of France in her troubles … he is one of the greatest dangers to European peace…. I am sure that in the long run no understanding will be reached with General de Gaulle”. In France, there were accusations that Britain had armed the demonstrators and de Gaulle raged against ‘Churchill’s ultimatum’, saying that “the whole thing stank of oil”.
Less than two months later Winston Churchill lost an election by a landslide to Clement Atlee’s Labour Party. The Labour party gained 393 seats to the Conservatives 213.
Winston Church (the Greatest Britain of all time according) was a drunk in fact even many of his famous speeches were written with professional help and read out to the public by a Winston Churchill Impersonator called Norman Shelley; the reason for this was because Churchill himself would be in no condition to read at the time of the broadcast due to his alcohol addiction. He was a war monger and a puppet that displayed a psychopathic disregard for human life and the fact that his actions led to the death of literally millions of Indians and Bengali people.
The collapse of British imperial power was all but complete by the mid-1960s and most Historians agree it can be traced directly to the impact of World War Two.
Britain had survived the war, but its wealth, prestige and authority had been severely reduced.
It also erased the old balance of power on which British security – at home and abroad – had largely depended.
Although Britain was one of the victorious allies, the defeat of Germany had been mainly the work of Soviet and American power, while that of Japan had been an almost entirely American.
Churchill continued as leader of the opposition for six years before losing a general election in 1950 despite losing.
In 1951 the Labour government called the general election for Thursday 25 October hoping to increase their parliamentary majority. However, despite winning the popular vote, the Labour Party was defeated by the Conservative Party who had won the most seats. This election marked the beginning of the Labour Party’s thirteen-year spell in opposition, and the return of Winston Churchill as Prime Minister. This was the final general election to be held with George VI as monarch; as he died the following year on 6 February, and was succeeded by his daughter, Elizabeth II.
Less than one year into his second term Winston Churchill faced a new problem. In 1952 began the Mau Mau Uprising. The Mau Mau was made up of mainly the Kikuyu people, Meru people and Embu people, who fought against the white European colonist-settlers in Kenya, the British Army, and the local Kenya Regiment which was British colonists, local auxiliary militia, and pro–British Kikuyu people.
Members of the Kikuyu tribe were detained in camps, since described as “Britain’s gulags” or concentration camps, where they allege they were systematically tortured and suffered serious sexual assault.
The capture of rebel leader, Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi, on 21 October 1956, signalled the defeat of the Mau Mau, however despite the capture, the rebellion survived until after Kenya’s independence from Britain, driven mainly by the Meru units.
One of the last Mau Mau generals, Baimuingi, was killed shortly after Kenya attained self-rule.
Estimates of the deaths vary widely: historian David Anderson estimates there were 20,000, whereas Caroline Elkins believes up to 100,000 could have died.
It is believed that Churchill’s, government underestimated the challenges that the Mau Mau uprising would bring. Suppressing the Mau Mau Uprising in the Kenyan colony cost Britain £55 million.
In 1937, he told the Palestine Royal Commission: “I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.”
Churchill certainly believed in racial hierarchies and eugenics, says John Charmley, author of Churchill: The End of Glory. In Churchill’s view, white protestant Christians were at the top, above white Catholics, while Indians were higher than Africans, he adds. “Churchill saw himself and Britain as being the winners in a social Darwinian hierarchy.”
In his later years Churchill is believed to have suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and suffered ten stokes the first of which came in while he was on holiday in France 1949. He is also rumoured to have suffered from depression that worsened in his later years.
On 24 January 1965 Winston Churchill died. Churchill’s funeral plan had been initiated in 1953, after he suffered a major stroke, under the name Operation Hope Not. The purpose was to commemorate Churchill “on a scale befitting his position in history”, as Queen Elizabeth II declared.
The funeral was the largest state funeral in world history up to that time, with representatives from 112 nations though China was not represented. In Europe, 350 million people, including 25 million in Britain, watched the funeral on television, and only the Republic of Ireland did not broadcast it live.
Upon his death he would take many mysteries and rumours to the grave with him. The British public still did not really know or understand who Winston Churchill was. To find out who he was we need to look at where he came from.
A 2010 book titled The Churchill’s: A Family Portrait by Celia and John Lee claims that Winston Churchill’s mother ‘had a two year affair with King Edward VII.’
The couple was given access to the Churchill family documents and private letters saved by Peregrine Churchill, Winston Churchill’s nephew.
Among the papers were intimate notes from the King when he was Prince Albert Edward of Wales which he sent to Lady Randolph after the death of her husband Lord Randolph.
Some believe that Winston Churchill was a Secret service agent.
In the summer of 1871, Leonard Jerome rented a small cottage on the Isle of Wight. He was joined by his wife and daughters Clara, Jennie and Leonie. That was when the 3 girls were first introduced to Albert, Prince of Wales: As she describes in “Lady” Randolph Churchill, Reminiscences. p. 29.
By February 1874 Jennie was pregnant with Winston and a “shotgun” wedding was absolutely necessary to establish legitimacy for the royal offspring.
The baby was born to Lady Randolph Churchill on November 30, 1874. His full name was Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill.
The Prince did not want this to be public knowledge at the time due to his marriage to Alexandra of Denmark was Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India
The baby was said to be born premature because 9 months had not elapsed since the “shotgun” wedding.
Forming this new Translantic alliance was not cheap. Lord Randolph demaned and received a princely sum for adoping the son of the Prince of Wales:
There were however two difficulties. First, Leonard Jerome, true to the Duke’s descriptions of the hazards of his occupation, was in a speculative downturn. He had been badly mauled by the plunge of the New York stock exchange of that year (1873). Second, he claimed to hold advanced New World ideas about the financial rights of married women. (This was before the British Married Women’s Property Act of 1882 gave women any property rights against their husbands.) The Duke assumed that whatever settlement could be obtained would be under the exclusive control of his son. Jerome thought it should be settled on his daughter. This led to a good deal of haggling which went on into the spring of 1874. Eventually a compromise was reached, by which Jerome settled a sum of £50,000 (approximately £2.5 million at present values), producing an income of £2,000 a year, with a half of both capital and income belonging, to the husband and a half to the wife. The Duke settled another £I,I00 a year for life on Randolph which gave the couple the equivalent of a present-day income of a little more than £150,000 a year, a sum which guaranteed that they would live constantly above their income and be always in debt. (Roy Jenkins writes in Churchill: A Hagiography, pp. 6-7).
Another reason for recommending Lord Randolph as a surrogate father was the fact that he had syphilis and could not father children. Lord Randolph had a timely death in 1895, and he left no money in his will to his adopted children Winston and Jack.
Albert, became King Edward VII upon the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. His brief reign is called the Edwardian Era.
This makes well know Jack the Ripper suspect Prince Albert Victor Winston Churchill’s step brother.
Prince Albert Victor was known to be unintelligent and deaf
He was the eldest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) and grandson of the reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria. From the time of his birth, he was second in the line of succession to the British throne, but never became king: he died before his father and his grandmother, the Queen.
What is not so well known is that Prince Albert Victor is not the only Jack the Ripper suspect connected to Winston Churchill.
The Jack the Ripper murders of 1888 remain one of Britain’s most notorious unsolved murder cases.
The idea that Prince Albert Victor had something to do with the murders is unrealistic.
In his book, ‘The Falsification of History – Our Distorted Reality’ John Hamer writes.
The story begins in the late summer of 1888, the heyday of Queen Victoria’s reign, in the gas-lit streets of London, when a woman’s horrifically mutilated body was discovered in a tawdry slum street in the Whitechapel area of East London….
On the evening of the 31st August 1888, the body of Mary Ann Nicholls, a common prostitute, was found prostrate on a pavement. She had been brutally hacked to death, her throat having been slit. Devastating cuts to her torso exposed her internal organs. She was the first of five victims of the now legendary killer, ‘Jack the Ripper’.
The so-called ‘Ripper’ murders came under the jurisdiction of the London Metropolitan Police Force and in particular an Inspector by the name of Frederick George Abberline.
It is important to note that the diaries of Frederick Abberline did not see light of day until around 70 years after the unsolved murders. They were in the possession of Walter Sickert, art tutor to Prince Albert Victor, the Duke of Clarence.
Queen Victoria was the reigning monarch at the time.
As well as his membership of the lodge, Eddy was also a regular ‘customer’ at a homosexual-paedophile brothel in Cleveland Street, London and indiscreetly instigated a series of explicit love-letters with a young boy employed at these most vile of premises.
The well-known Satanist, Aleister Crowley had these letters in his possession for many years but eventually they were lost or more likely destroyed. Eddy had also made a young Catholic ‘commoner’ of Irish descent by the name of Annie Elizabeth Crook, pregnant with his child.
Eddy had foolishly married her in a clandestine church service and this in effect barred him from ever becoming king as British royals are not permitted to marry Catholics, let alone a commoner bearing an illegitimate child.
In 1883, Eddy’s mother, Princess Alexandra, had asked the young painter Walter Sickert to introduce Eddy to the artistic and literary life of London.
Sickert’s studio was at 15 Cleveland Street near to Tottenham Court Road in north London. He duly introduced the teenage Prince to many of the area’s ‘bohemian types’, including the theatrical friends he had made when he had been a minor member of the Lyceum Company.
Sickert also introduced Eddy to one of his models, a pretty Irish Catholic girl, the afore-mentioned Annie Crook who lived nearby at 6 Cleveland Street and who worked by day in a local tobacconist’s shop.
They fell for each other and, according to Sickert, went through two clandestine marriage ceremonies, one Anglican and one Catholic. Soon afterwards Annie became pregnant and her employer needed someone to fill in for her during her confinement.
Walter Sickert was asked if he knew anyone suitable and, after consulting friends, found a young girl called Mary Jean Kelly from the Providence Row Night Refuge for Women in Whitechapel.
For some months, Mary worked alongside Annie Crook in the shop and the two became friends. In due course, on the 18th April 1885, Annie gave birth to Eddy’s daughter, Alice Margaret, in the Marylebone Workhouse.
When she returned home, her new friend Mary Kelly moved in as the child’s nursemaid. Mary also worked as a prostitute in the evenings to supplement her meagre income.
Naturally, Eddy absolutely enraged the establishment with his ‘illicit’ marriage which threatened to spark a constitutional crisis of major proportions. So, as is always the case, the monarchy set in motion a huge cover-up operation.
Annie was kidnapped from the shop where she worked and at the same time Eddy was confined to Buckingham Palace.
Fortunately, fearing the worst, Annie had given the child, Alice to Walter Sickert for safekeeping shortly before she was forcefully taken to Guy’s Hospital in London.
She remained there for five months and whilst she was there, Sir William Gull, the Queen’s personal physician performed a partial frontal lobotomy on her, in effect rendering her docile and compliant and thus easily controlled by these inhuman monsters.
Certified insane by Gull, Annie lived for the rest of her life in institutions, spending her last days in the Lunacy Observation ward of St George’s Union Workhouse, Chelsea and dying there in obscurity in early 1920 at the age of 57.
MARY KELLY’S BLACKMAIL
There the matter might have ended, but for Mary Kelly’s greed. Back in Whitechapel, Mary had befriended three other local prostitutes to whom she boasted of her ‘royal connections.’ In the spring of 1888 the quartet hatched a plan to demand money from Walter Sickert, threatening to otherwise make the story public.
She had not fully comprehended the fact that not only was she in effect attempting to blackmail royalty but because of the Freemasonic connection she was also holding-to-ransom a group of psychopathic murderers who would literally stop at nothing and had the means to kill with impunity whilst enjoying the ‘protection’ of people in high places.
Sickert immediately passed word to Eddy who informed his father. The Prince of Wales discussed the threat in the greatest secrecy with trusted fellow Masons in the Royal Alpha Lodge. A special meeting was arranged at the Lodge by the Royal Masons known as the ‘Princes of the Blood Royal.’ They agreed to form a ‘hunting party’ to literally hunt-down and kill the hapless girls as punishment for their audacity and as a Masonic blood-sacrifice.
The ‘hunting party’ was drawn exclusively from the Royal Alpha Masonic Lodge and included Sir William Gull, Eddy’s former Cambridge University tutor J. K. Stephen and Sir Charles Warren, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police (who took no active part in the killings but who helped facilitate the plot and expedite the cover-up.) To drive them about their sordid business, they recruited a coachman who had previously betrayed Prince Eddy’s indiscretions to the Royals, one John Netley.
Warren provided information on the girls’ whereabouts using his privileged position in the police force. Sir William Gull prepared grapes injected with opium, which would be offered to the victims to subdue them so that the dastardly deed could take place with a minimum of fuss.
It was arranged that John Netley, the coach driver and a particularly nasty character was to be the ‘getaway driver.’ The ‘lookout’ would be J.K. Stephen, a cousin of Virginia Woolf and another Freemason with royal links. The murders were planned to occur within Gull’s carriage – away from prying eyes.
It should be noted that Abberline’s diaries confirmed that the modus operandi was that the murders were planned and performed by more than one person according to Masonic ritual, similar to a fox-hunt. These are facts which were never allowed to come to light.
THE RING LEADER
So, who was the ringleader of this murderous gang? None other than the prominent Freemason, Secretary of State for India, the Leader of the House of Commons and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Randolph Spencer-Churchill, father of the future prime minister, Winston Churchill.
Churchill was not only the ‘brains’ behind the entire operation, but he was also personally responsible for the cutting of Masonic emblems and symbols into the bodies of the victims, whilst William Gull’s skilled surgeon’s hands of performed the organ removals.
The assassins set about discovering the blackmailers’ whereabouts with ‘insider’ help from Warren and then systematically plotted their executions. The ritualistic, murderous spree began on the 31st August 1888 with Mary Ann Nicholls as their first victim and continued with the killing of Annie Chapman on the 8th September.
In turn each woman was lured inside the coach, then killed and mutilated in the ritualistic way that the three ‘Juwes’, Jubela, Jubelo and Jubelum, the murderers of Hiram Abiff, were executed in the old Masonic legend. Their throats were ‘cut across’, their bodies torn open and their entrails ‘thrown over’ the left shoulder.
On the 30th September, there were two further killings but on that night things did not go smoothly. As the murderers were dumping that night’s first victim, Lizzie Stride, in Berner Street, they were interrupted and had to abandon her corpse before its ritual mutilation had been completed.
More alarming still, the night’s second victim, Catherine Eddowes, was, according to Sickert, killed in error. It was learned that poor Catherine had for some time lived with a man called John Kelly, had often used his surname and so had been wrongly identified as the blackmailer-in-chief, Mary Kelly.
That mistake nearly led to the group’s undoing. In the belief that this was to be the climactic move of their campaign, the group had already arranged Catherine’s corpse, more completely mutilated than any of her predecessors, in Mitre Square opposite the Masonic Temple and close to the Whitechapel Road.
They had chalked on a nearby wall a Masonic slogan to act as a postscript to the whole sordid affair. A policeman copied it down into his notebook and it said:
“The Juwes are the men that will not be blamed for nothing.”
In the meantime, Prince Eddy, his mental health by now completely shattered, was given into the care of the Earl of Strathmore who owned Glamis Castle in Scotland. The royal family then blatantly lied to the world and announced that Eddy had sadly passed away at the age of only 28, on the 14th January 1892 due to influenza, but of course Eddy was still alive and being held in Balmoral Castle having not yet made the final move to Glamis.
Balmoral is approximately 1000 feet (300 metres) above sea-level and as such is partly surrounded by steep cliffs. This was the intended site for the planned murder of Eddy to be undertaken by Randolph Churchill and John Netley the coachman. The prince was pushed from the cliff-top but somehow managed to survive his fall and after the passage of two days had endeavoured to crawl all the way back to Balmoral where he was found at the door by his disbelieving hosts.
It was decided after this that the best option would be to just incarcerate him at Glamis for the rest of his life and the Earl of Strathmore agreed to undertake this task on behalf of the royals in return for one simple favour. The favour he stipulated was that one of his daughters be allowed to marry a future king of England.
Prince Eddy died in 1933, forty one years after his ‘official’ death date and during this time, his mother visited him only once, but took a photograph of him which she apparently sent to her cousin. This photograph is still in existence and shows a much older Eddy thoughtfully painting a picture which would sadly never be seen by anyone outside the walls of Glamis Castle.
The pact between Strathmore and the royal family was eventually fulfilled in 1923 when Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (his daughter, b. 1900) married the future King George VI of England after originally being betrothed to his brother, the former King Edward VIII (he of abdication fame).