A unique opportunity to hear Andrew Roberts in conversation with General Sir Mike Jackson.
Everyone thinks they know the real Winston Churchill. But now his biographer Andrew Roberts has uncovered new sources – including the private diaries of King George VI – that reveal this towering figure as we’ve never seen him before.
Andrew Roberts will be in conversation with General Sir Mike Jackson, former Chief of Staff of the British Army and the most widely respected British military leader of his generation, to uncover the full complexity of Winston Churchill.
Roberts’ new biography in no way conceals Churchill’s faults, and allows us to appreciate his virtues and character in full: his titanic capacity for work (and drink), his ability to see the big picture, his good humour even in the most desperate circumstances, the breadth and strength of his friendships and his extraordinary propensity to burst into tears at unexpected moments. Above all, Roberts shows us the wellsprings of his personality – his lifelong desire to please his father (even long after his father’s death) but aristocratic disdain for the opinions of almost everyone else, his love of the British Empire, his sense of history and its connection to the present.
Join us for a night of revelations about the most extraordinary Briton of the twentieth century