The Queen's Mother in Law
Dr David Starkey tells the story of the two greatest British war leaders: Winston Churchill and his ancestor John Churchill. This first episode charts John Churchill's rise from obscurity.
David Starkey reveals how Winston Churchill's epic biography of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, changed public perceptions of Winston and prepared the way for his return to power
Dr David Starkey argues that it was Winston the historian's ability to control events by naming them and giving them a narrative meaning than enabled him to shape world history