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Dr David Starkey tells the story of the two greatest war leaders in British history: Winston Churchill and his ancestor John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough

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Dr David Starkey tells the story of the two greatest war leaders in British history: Winston Churchill and his ancestor John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough

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Dr David Starkey tells the story of the two greatest war leaders in British history: Winston Churchill and his ancestor John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough

  • The Churchills

    Episode 1 - The Choice

    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.

  • The Churchills

    Episode 2 - The March to War

    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.

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    Episode 3 - Grand Strategies

    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

The Churchills synopsis

Dr David Starkey tells the story of the two greatest war leaders in British history: Winston Churchill and his ancestor John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough

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