Winston Churchill is considered one of the defining figures of the 20th century, remembered for his inspirational speeches and for leading Britain to victory in the Second World War. But you might be surprised to learn that Winston Churchill had a patchy academic record, almost married a woman other than Clementine, and was one of the first adopters of the ‘oneness’. Here’s our attempt to introduce a little more Churchill to you and yours – or at the very least, give you a fact to show off with the next time you need one.
#1. Churchill participated in the last meaningful British cavalry charge
During the Battle of Omdurman in Sudan in 1898, he rode alongside the 21st Lancers, a light cavalry regiment, who undertook arguably the last ever cavalry charge in British military history. The regiment earned four Victoria Crosses as a result of the action. Source