A. The closest Churchill came to visiting Texas was in 1938, when he planned a series of lectures beginning at Fort Worth and Dallas. It was to have lasted six weeks in November and December. The Munich Crisis interfered and the lecture tour was cancelled.
Churchill was, however, an Honorary Freeman of the City of Dallas. In the 1970s Dallas boasted a neo-Victorian night spot called the Churchill Club. It was decorated with the great man’s pictures and quotations. There were Union Flags and a letter from WSC accepting his Freemanship of the city.…
Was Winston Churchill's father a Lord? If so, how did he serve in the House of Commons? And did this continue even after he found he had to get out of town, so to speak, when he "incurred the displeasure of a great personage" A movie could be made. Ah, the Victorians.
A reader asks what Winston Churchill was doing on 24 January 1907.
Governor Sir Alexander Swettenham and U.S. Admiral Davis (Illustrated London News, 1907)
Churchill was at the Colonial Office, London, dealing with an upcoming Colonial conference, and a diplomatic kerfuffle. The Governor of Jamaica, Sir James Alexander Swettenham, had churlishly demanded that the crew of an American warship, landed in Kingston to lend humanitarian assistance after a serious earthquake, retire to their ship, suggesting that the Americans’ action was like a visiting “British admiral landing an armed party to support the New York police.”
On January 24th Churchill advised King Edward VII that, acting on a telegram from Lord Elgin, the Colonial Secretary (who was in Scotland), Swettenham had been rebuked and ordered to apologize to the Americans.…