Churchill’s painting, “Viscountess Castlerosse on the Terrace at the Chateau de l’Horizon, 1933″ (Coombs 158). The reader may judge just how “sultry” this is. (Churchill Heritage Ltd., reprinted by kind permission)
“The Churchill Marriage and Lady Castlerosse” was first published by
The American Spectator on 13 March 2018. It is reposted here by kind permission.
“Here Firm, Though All Be Drifting” —WSC
It’s all over the Internet, so it must be true. Not only did Winston Churchill
oppose women’s rights, gas tribesmen, starve Indians, firebomb Dresden, nurse anti-Semitism and wish to nuke Moscow. He even cheated on his wife—in a four-year affair with Doris Delevingne, Viscountess Castlerosse.
So declare the authors of
“Sir John Colville, Churchillian Networks, and the ‘Castlerosse Affair’”—unreservedly repeated by British television, multiple media, even a university: ( “Winston Churchill’s affair revealed by forgotten testimony.”)
All these fables—every one demolished by serious inquiry—are commonplace today.…
Read More Read More “Striped piglet historian” Andrew Roberts.
Ms. Camilla Long (“
TV Review, Sunday Times, March 11th)* has a way with words. Never mind that some of them are so ultra-camp that she could be accused of gratuitously inflicting them on the rest of us proles with malnourished intellects.
“Hoorays,” “lilo,” “naff,” “proto-Wallis” and “pantomime horse-named” may be daily vernacular in the rarified atmosphere of the Sunday Times Culture Section. But they’re likely to confuse anyone who prefers communication to obfuscation. However, the Long View of my colleague
Andrew Roberts as a “striped-piglet historian” makes me forgive her everything.… Read More Read More “Whenever I saw him and his wife together in country houses, pompous or bohemian, they appeared a shining epitome of successful marriage.” On WSC’s 71st birthday, 30 November 1945. (Mary Soames)
Famed for her beauty and the “durable fire” of her marriage to
Alfred Duff Cooper, First Viscount Norwich, The Lady Diana Cooper was early admitted to friendship with Winston and Clementine Churchill. A stunning beauty and an accomplished actress, she was a glittering writer. Her trilogy of memoirs is redolent of that vanished England the Coopers and Churchills loved. Her books are worth seeking out: The Light of Common Day, Trumpets from the Steep and The Rainbow Comes and Goes (1958-60).
In another age, when even
Churchill’s marriage is questioned by the ignorant, Lady Diana offers words worth remembering.… Read More Read More