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Chartwell winter exhibition: Clementine Churchill - Speaking for herself

When: From 18 Nov - 18 February 2018  11am-3pm

Where: Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PS

Free entry for National Trust members

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Visit this new winter exhibition to learn about the extraordinary life of Sir Winston Churchill’s beloved wife Clementine. Many of the items have never before been on public display and have been specially chosen to help tell Clementine’s story from her unique perspective.

Uncover the incredible stories of her life, from her difficult upbringing to being thrown into the public eye upon her marriage to Winston at the age of 23. Take a walk through her lifetime of public service and duty that followed her thrust into the limelight.

See never before seen items, from treasured childhood photographs to the portrait by Paul Maze, the last of the Post Impressionists. Clementine’s beautiful ruby engagement ring is not to be missed along with countless other personal mementoes and treasured gifts.

Our exhibition will feature objects from all aspects of her life, spanning nine decades. These extraordinary items include original letters such as the heartfelt one from her to Winston the morning after their engagement. This letter would mark the start of their fifty year long correspondence. 

Star items from the Chartwell collection will also be shown including the robes she wore when she was made a life peer in 1965.

Speaking For Herself will shine a light on the strength, courage and resolve that made her an equal match for our ‘Greatest Briton’. It will show how the history of the world could have been very different were it not for Clementine Churchill.

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