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Andrew Roberts explores why Winston Churchill had such a strong sense of personal destiny, and the role that his many close brushes with death played in his coming to feel this way.
The event will begin with a drinks reception at 6pm, followed by the lecture from 6.30–7.30pm, and further opportunity for discussion over refreshments afterwards.
Tickets are strictly limited and cost £25 each, the proceeds of which go to the John Antcliffe Memorial Fund.
Andrew Roberts took a First in Modern History from Caius College, Cambridge, and has spent nearly thirty years researching, writing and broadcasting extensively about both Churchill and the Second World War. His first book, The Holy Fox, was a biography of Churchill’s foreign secretary Lord Halifax, and since then he has published – amongst others – Eminent Churchillians, Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900, Masters and Commanders: How Roosevelt, Churchill, Marshall and Alanbrooke Won the War in the West 1941–45 and The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War. Roberts has won the Wolfson Prize for History, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the Lehrman Institute Distinguished Lecturer at the New-York Historical Society and the Roger and Hannah Mertz Visiting Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
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