The Life and Accomplishments of Clementine Churchill: Background information when reading Lady Clementine

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Lady Clementine

by Marie Benedict

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Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict
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The Life and Accomplishments of Clementine Churchill

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Clementine Churchill Clementine Churchill is best known as the wife of Winston Churchill, who held the office of British Prime minister during (1940-1945) and after (1951-1955) World War II. However, as is shown in Marie Benedict's novel Lady Clementine, while Clementine supported and assisted her husband in his governing endeavors, she held her own political opinions and was politically and socially active in her own right.

Clementine (pronounced "Clemen-teen"), who was born in 1885, experienced an unstable childhood due to various losses and upheavals. Her parents, Sir Henry Montague Hozier and Lady Blanche Hozier, were aristocrats notorious for their numerous affairs, which left doubt as to whether Henry was actually Clementine's father. Henry divorced Blanche when Clementine was six years old, leaving his ex-wife with the children, though later on he made a (failed) attempt to kidnap Clementine. Blanche's social status suffered and she had ongoing financial problems. Partially to escape ...

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