This is the Ireland portion of my lecture on the 2019 Hillsdale College Round-Britain cruise. Hillsdale cruises with “lectures at sea” are an annual event. They usually occur in the spring. For information on the 2020 cruise to Jerusalem and Athens, click here.
My book considers the tall tales, exaggerations, lies, myths, rumors and distortions about Churchill over the years. Nowadays, the old adage that you don’t speak ill of the dead is obsolete. It seems more important now to deconstruct history and puncture heroes.
Shelling Yorkshire, 1914: “Naturally there was much indignation at the failure of the Navy to prevent, or at least to avenge, such an attack upon our shores. What was the Admiralty doing? Were they all asleep?… We had to bear in silence the censures of our countrymen.”
Britain’s East Coast: Churchill Connections, June 1st to 3rd
The 2019 Hillsdale College Cruise around Britain offered a unique opportunity to recall the Churchill saga by passing or visiting key places, starting with English Channel and North Sea venues from Southampton to Yorkshire to Edinburgh. These venues shaped and affected Churchill’s thought and engaged his pen.…