Lord Randolph Churchill

Lord Randolph Churchill

Born Feb 13, 1849

Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill was a British statesman. He was the third son of the 7th Duke of Marlborough and his wife Lady Frances Anne Emily Vane (1822–1899), daughter of the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry. He was the father of Winston Churchill, the future wartime Prime Minister, who wrote his father's first major biography.… Read More

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1849 Birth Born in 1849.


1863 14 Years Old In January 1863 he travelled the short distance by private train to Eton College, where he remained until July 1865. … Read More
1867 18 Years Old Among lifelong friendships made at school were Edward Hamilton and Archibald Primrose. In October 1867 he matriculated and was admitted at Merton College, Oxford. … Read More


1874 25 Years Old Lord Randolph Churchill married a New Yorker Jennie Jerome, daughter of Leonard Jerome, on 15 April 1874. … Read More
1875 26 Years Old In January 1875, only a month after Winston's birth, Randolph made repeated visits for an undisclosed ailment to the family doctor, Dr Oscar Clayton, a specialist in the treatment of syphilis at his London practice at 5,Harley Street. … Read More
1878 29 Years Old It was not until 1878 that he came to public notice as the exponent of independent Conservatism. … Read More


In the new parliament of 1880 he speedily began to play a more notable role. … Read More
1884 35 Years Old Lord Randolph was not the originator but his campaign of 1884 encouraged the leadership to improve on their designs. … Read More
It was strengthened by the prominent part he played in the events immediately preceding the fall of the Liberal government in 1885; and when Hugh Childers's budget resolutions were defeated by the Conservatives, aided by about half the Parnellites, Lord Randolph Churchill's admirers were justified in proclaiming him to have been the "organiser of victory".
1886 37 Years Old 1 More Event
He was now the recognised Conservative champion in the Lower Chamber, and when the second Salisbury administration was formed after the general election of 1886 he became Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons.


1889 - 1891 2 More Events
1893 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Jennings, however, who was dead when Harris recounted the story, was not a reliable source: his friendship with Churchill had ended acrimoniously after Randolph attacked the Tory party and several of its members in 1893. … Read More
1894 45 Years Old 1 More Event
His last speech in the House was delivered in the debate on Uganda in June 1894, and was a painful failure. … Read More
1895 46 Years Old Died in 1895.
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