Churchill’s Britain

Peter Clark

‘It’s a fascinating tour guide, rich in stories and detail, which informs as well as entertains – a kind of life through places.’
New Statesman

‘Peter Clark has lent the story [of Churchill] a freshness’
Times Literary Supplement

‘Churchill’s wide, paintatious travels … excellently chronicled by Peter Clark in his well-researched and well-written Churchill’s Britain
Claremont Review of Books 

‘Peter Clark brings a well-honed literary facility to the task of creating this highly readable book.’
Finest Hour, Journal of the International Churchill Society




‘An ingenious new way to write about Winston Churchill, through the great man’s incredibly powerful sense of place … this book will bring instruction and joy.’
Andrew Roberts

‘Congratulations to Peter Clark on finding such an innovative take on Churchill. This book is a delightful read on so many levels. I challenge the reader not to learn and understand more about Churchill.’
Anthony Seldon

‘A highly detailed account of the places associated with Churchill and the events which took place in them, some of great moment, some intimate, and always illuminating, plus helpful maps to navigate us around.’
Nigel Knight, author of Churchill: The Greatest Briton Unmasked

‘For those who wish to travel in the footsteps of one of the 20th century’s greatest politicians and war leaders, there is no better guide than Peter Clark to the places in Britain lived in and associated with Sir Winston Churchill.’
David Stafford, author Oblivion or Glory: 1921 and the Making of Winston Churchill

‘Ambitious in scope and full of intriguing insights, this is a highly original addition to the wealth of Churchill literature.’
Leo McKinstry, author of Attlee and Churchill: Allies in War, Adversaries in Peace

‘The Churchill enthusiast would do well to have Churchill’s Britain in hand as they visit Churchill sites across London and elsewhere in the UK and Ireland.’
A Blog on Winston Churchill


Blenheim Palace, Chartwell, and the Cabinet War Rooms – all places synonymous with Winston Churchill. But there was much more to the great statesman than grand houses and government buildings.

In Churchill’s Britain, Peter Clark takes us the length and breadth of the British Isles. We visit the shop where Churchill bought his cigars in London, stop over at impressive country homes in Norfolk and Surrey, and join the crowds at impassioned political altercation in Belfast and Dundee. Each region is introduced with a historic map, bringing Britain as Churchill knew it to life.

This tour of sites that made important contributions to the Churchill story pieces together a fresh, fascinating picture of an extraordinary individual.

PETER CLARK is a writer and translator, has degrees from Keele and Leicester universities, and is a Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He worked in the overseas service of the British Council for over thirty years, has translated novels, plays and history from Arabic and written books on Istanbul and Marmaduke Pickthall. He is the author of The Men of 1924, Dickens’s London and Dickens’s Kent.

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