Success and school: What makes Winston Churchill's life

As Churchill himself has written in a memo, his years of life and his youth – until he was 18 – were the worst in their lives. They formed, he wrote, "a disgusting way on the chart of my journey, and they were involuntarily dazzling worries, time of discomfort, limitation and nothingness."

Young Churchill went to school at the age of seven in 1881 – a boarder. The school atmosphere was one of great cruelty, as was typical of English English schools at that time. His first effort was with a Latin teacher. When he asked him why it was necessary to say "Oh, table!" in Latin, where we never take tables, the teacher replied: "If you are impertinent, you will be severely punished."

This threat was clear many times and with great cruelty: Churchill was often beaten. The situation was so intolerable that he started straining and developing health problems. His parents then sent him to another school, but the damage had already been done. The new school was as unbearable. Churchill was not hired to study, and he failed his tests again and again. His biographies say he was particularly "on strike" at school – for 12 years. He also formed some friendships. When he finished school in 1892, aged 18, he was "very ignorant", as he himself later said.

It was therefore natural that his relationship with his father, Randolph Churchill, be poor to unpredictable. Elder Churchill had great expectations for his son and condemned his poor performance as a student, with regard to him unfit and failure. Whenever he dared to approach him, the son said in his memo that he had made young Winston feel "frozen" in stone.

After the end of his studies, in 1892, Churchill undertook introductory research for the United Kingdom. His father had decided that he was only for the army. But he failed the tests. Next year, Churchill held the tests and took place. But because he had a bad school he was placed in the cavalry, not in the infantry where the best students were assigned. Cavaliers had to buy their own horses; The horses were expensive and Churchill's father didn't have enough money to buy one. So his father was furious about this cost and lashed out: "If you continue on that path," he wrote to him, "you must end zero."

But the situation soon changed. In 1895, at the age of 21, he graduated from school and was named Commander. From now on, the scholars say Churchill was "like a sudden weather release." In 1896, while peace took place all over Europe, Churchill found out how he did what he wanted most to go to war – and for that purpose he went to India. There he was overcome by the desire to learn and began to learn bizarre: Plato, Darwin, Schopenhauer and many others. He also started writing.

In 1897, Churchill returned to England, and since 1898 he took part in an expedition to Sudan. At the same time, his mother, who had previously shown little interest in him, finally went into her life. She saved him money and introduced him to a high society in London, where she had various connections. That is why Churchill was present wherever it was important – and more importantly, he managed to connect his mother to send wherever there was war.

At the same time (1895-1899), Churchill discovered that he had another talent between battles: literature. His literary work would soon make him famous and would be clean later on, he would bring him to the Nobel Prize for literature. Churchill began as a journalist, and as a correspondent in Cuba in 1895 (military commanders were not yet banned from writing newsletters). The articles he sent from Cuba were particularly successful and his income increased steadily.

In 1897 he started writing books. His first book, about military history, received good judgments for the majestic descriptions of the battles it contained. His next book – also on military themes – was as good. The main benefit of Churchill's crop of these publications was that they brought him to the attention of England's most powerful governments. Ministers and Deputy Ministers – especially if the prime minister himself bought it out.

Churchill threw since he had the third talent -politics talent that would give him a brilliant future. In 1899, he left the army and became Prime Minister of Parliament, representing small employees and # 39; constituency. But his time had not come, and he lost the election. However, success was waiting for him the same year in another field: war. In the late 1899, Churchill became head of state. The opportunity came with Boer War who broke out that year in South Africa. Although he had resigned from the military, Churchill went to war and was one of the first to arrive in the area – such as war parents.

However, it was not good for English: one defeat after another took place and the oppressive climate was beginning to prevail. But then the news spread of an event where Churchill was the main character and turned everything around. In a battle that was going badly in English, the General General of the Army continued the leadership of the war, in the midst of a general confusion, which saved them from a certain arrest: he charged the train station and removed it for safety. He also tried to free other prisoners on the train, but was himself imprisoned. However, he managed to escape from prison in the enemy's capital. After a few days of wandering in unknown territory and without understanding the language of the language, he finally got hidden in a cob, loaded with charcoal, into neutral Mozambique.

That great achievement required England. Churchill became the head of state, and the government regained it with the heights of the military. As Commander, Churchill returned to South Africa, where he continued the army. In 1900, he led the capital's invasion, Pretoria, and he freed all English prisoners from prison. Everything in England was talking about Churchill.

By the end of the same year, it became clear that the war would end English – and the government wishing to take advantage of the jubilant atmosphere announced general elections. Taking advantage of the glory he had accomplished, Churchill resigned from the army and declared that he was the president of the parliament in the same electoral area he had tried to represent before. This time he was elected MP with an overwhelming contribution. He was only 26. Since that time, Churchill took up a political career that would lead him to the country's highest political office.

From 1901 to 1904, Churchill served in the Althingi, and in 1906 he was appointed Minister of the Colonies, 32 years old. Two years later, he became president of the Minister of Commerce. In a short time, he had a meteoric career. In 1908, he also elected a member of parliament, and in 1911, Prime Minister Asquith appointed Churchill the first lord of admiration, at the time of World War I. Churchill spent the next two years (1912 and 1913) in that position. In 1916, Prime Minister Lloyd George returned to the government.

In 1924, Churchill Reformed elected MP and Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin granted him a ministerial position immediately after the election. He was appointed Chancellor of the Ministry of Finance for five years (1925-1929). In those years, Churchill was also busy with his other great love life. He wrote the revised five volume work of the world Crisis, the history of the First World War, which was recognized as a great achievement and brought him great profits.

In 1930, Churchill left his government officials and held only his parliamentary position – which he held over the next nine years. New life, filled with social joy and envy of all, now began for him. First, with the money he had earned from the book, he bought a luxury mansion in London where he was busy with the garden, goldfish, alien butterflies and paintings. The house reviewed every night with the sound of guest politicians, writers and others – who listened to him with respect until late into the night. Churchill now began smoking the beasts sailing from Havana – which later became his trademark – and drank endless drinks and wines.

During this period, Churchill continued his passion for love, literature. At first, he wrote articles on international politics – articles published in other countries too – and was well paid for them. He also produced a lot of work, four volumes of his genealogy, Marlborough. As soon as he completed that study, he began writing the history of English languages.

Churchill was also a politician, of course, and he couldn't forget it. During this session, he had some of his most famous speeches and everyone listened to courtesy and admiration. His statements were mainly cautious. He saw World War II (as he mentioned later) approaching and believed that England was not ready to deal with it. He was warning his fellow citizens to relieve themselves. Initially, they could not see the threat he received from Nazi Germany. So, when the war finally broke out in 1939, England was preserved. The Churchill Prophet, the great man, the only one who could save them – was in favor. On September 3, 1939, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain invited Churchill to enter the government. Churchill continued his old work as the first lord of admiration.

Soon the situation became increasingly uncertain. Chamberlain was forced to resign, then died. Then came the crucible at the moment: May 10, 1940, the assembly appointed Churchill, then 66 prime minister. He had become the most powerful person in England. He ruled everything, later wrote in his memories, and "was authorized to give guidance throughout the field."


The divisions of the Church during the time of their life show that failure of school does not necessarily mean that you will continue as a failure in your entire life. Churchill failed his schooling again and again, and when he finished school, he was "very ignorant," as he himself later said. And when he took an entrance examination for the British Royal College, he also succeeded. His father wrote to him: "If you continue on that path, you will end up zero." But he didn't reach zero: After he succeeded as a politician, he became the most powerful person in England, Prime Minister.


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