Winston Churchill’s sailor suit. Sailor suits were popular outfits for Victorian children from the 1870s – the decade in which Winston was born.
Portrait of Winston Churchill As A Child
Portrait of Winston Churchill As A ChildDATE: circa. 1878
Portrait of Winston Churchill as a child. It was traditional for very young boys in aristocratic families to keep their hair long and be dressed in girls’ clothes.
Framed CurlsDATE: circa. 1878
Winston Churchill’s curls, cut from his head when he was five years old.
Baby GownDATE: circa. 1874
The baby vest worn by Winston Churchill after his birth at Blenheim. It had to be borrowed from a solicitor’s wife in the local village of Woodstock, because he was born earlier than expected while his parents were staying at the Palace.
School ReportDATE: 1883
A school report from Winston Churchill’s first school, St. George’s in Ascot, 1883. In it, the eight-year-old Winston is described as ‘very naughty’ and ‘still troublesome’.
Childhood LetterDATE: 4th January 1882
One of Winston’s childhood letters to his mother. It reads: My dear Mamma, I hope you are quite well. I thank you very, very much for the beautiful presents – those soldiers and flags and castle – they are so nice. It was so kind of you and dear Papa. I send you my love and a great many kisses, your loving Winston.
SaddleDATE: circa. 1895
Winston Churchill’s leather chair saddle, used by him to ride ponies as a very young child at Blenheim.