10 Interesting Facts About Winston Churchill

Check out 10 things you may not know about the former prime minister, who steadfastly led Britain during World War II.

Churchill’s mother was an American. In the late 19th century, it was rather common for British aristocrats to marry U.S. heiresses. One such relationship matched Lord Randolph Churchill, the third son of the seventh Duke of Marlborough, with Jennie Jerome, the Brooklyn-born daughter of a wealthy financier.

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