Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 for his lifetime body of work.
In 1963, he was the first of only eight people to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.
In his Speech to the House of Commons may 13th 1940 he uttered the immortal words – “…we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be…we shall never surrender.”
Churchill is one of the most photographed, sculpted, painted and drawn figures in modern history. This original sculpture drew on this history and was made at our workshop in Bath.
As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP).
Ideologically an Economic Liberal and British Imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
This bookend is inscribed on one side with Winston Churchill’s signature.
The other features the great Briton’s ‘We shall never surrender speech,’ made to the House of Commons June 1940.