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Historian Sir David Cannadine explores Churchill's fascination with horses as a symbol of the fast-disappearing aristocratic world he so strongly believed in. With Roger Allam.

Winston Churchill took part in Britain's last imperial cavalry charge at Omdurman, had a passion for polo, hunting, and racing, which brought him into friendly competition with the Queen later in his life.

In this programme, historian Sir David Cannadine explores Churchill's sentimental connection to the horse as a symbol of the fast disappearing, aristocratic world he so strongly believed in.

With Roger Allam as Winston Churchill.

Producer: Melissa FitzGerald
A Blakeway production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

Last on

Fri 27 Jun 2014 00:15

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

A collection of programmes celebrating the life and achievements of Winston Churchill.