Churchill's Empire: The World That Made Him and the World He Made

@inproceedings{Toye2010ChurchillsET,
  title={Churchill's Empire: The World That Made Him and the World He Made},
  author={Richard Toye},
  year={2010}
}
'I have not become the King's First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.' These notorious words, spoken by Churchill in 1942, encapsulate his image as an imperial die-hard, implacably opposed to colonial freedom -- a reputation that has prevailed, and which Churchill willingly embraced to further his policies. Yet, as a youthful minister at the Colonial Office before World War I, his political opponents had seen him as a Little Englander and a danger to the… CONTINUE READING