Sad to hear Winston Churchill has been dropped from the history syllabus, according to the Sun.
I appreciate not everyone thinks Churchill was a great hero, but that’s no reason to give me the boot, after all who else would have done his job?
So to my one and only Churchill anecdote! Leading European political historian Paul Ginsborg was based at Churchill College, Cambridge, and every evening at ‘formal hall’ you had to make a toast to Churchill the man.
Well, Paul didn’t really like having to do that he told us, his students – but fortunately found a ‘work around’. Recalling a conversation he had with a member of the Italian resistance imprisoned by Mussolini, who said to him that “when they heard Churchill’s name they knew they would soon be free”, Ginsborg said he always thought of that when he made the toast to Churchill.