Best known as the wife of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill served as one of her husband’s closest confidantes, aiding him during his brightest moments as well as his darkest hours. During World War II, she led the Young Women’s Christian Association’s wartime efforts and also assisted in the Red Cross’s efforts to provide relief in Russia.
Sonia Purnell is a political reporter who has worked for a number of high-profile newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Independent on Sunday and the London Evening Standard. She is the author of Just Boris, an acclaimed biography of Boris Johnson, London’s exuberant mayor. Her latest book, Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill, explores the peculiar dynamics of the fascinating union between Clementine and Winston Churchill.
She joins us on Culture Insight to share her insight into the life and work of Clementine Churchill.