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The Churchill Myths

Steven Fielding, Bill Schwarz, and Richard Toye


This is not yet another biography of Winston Churchill. It is instead an innovative study of how and why we think what we do about the figure we call ‘Winston Churchill’—and how generations of politicians, historians, and dramatists have manipulated this figure for their own ends. It is a book for those interested in ‘Churchill’ and how this figure has been put to use—as well as Britain’s past, present, and future.

Keywords: Winston Churchill, British politics, British political history, political culture, media, film and TV, historiography, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198851967
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198851967.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Fielding, author
Professor of Political History, University of Nottingham

Bill Schwarz, author
Professor of Modern Literature and History, Queen Mary University of London

Richard Toye, author
Professor of Modern British History, University of Exeter

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