Thanks to his gift of foresight, he first appreciated the importance of armored and air forces in modern warfare, and political intuition allowed him to predict the threat posed by carrying humanity fascism. The future winner in two wars, was born November 30, 1874 in Blenheim ancestral castle, which belonged to an ancient race Churchill, his father – Lord Randolph – the third son of the seventh Duke of Marlborough and is therefore not inherited this high-sounding title, which passed in England only the eldest son. But in any case belonged to Winston Churchill to a narrow circle of the English aristocracy, and his mother was American – the daughter of an American millionaire Leonard Jerome. In childhood no one could have predicted that this restless, extremely stubborn and self-assured boy awaits a great future. At school, he studied very poorly, and even in mature years, did not hesitate to recognize in his autobiography that was a very bad student. He received an appropriate education first at home, then in a closed private school in Ascot and Harrow.
It is true that Churchill's dislike for Latin closed his way to Cambridge or Oxford – the most famous British universities, but he finished military school at Sandhurst – the British officers forge. In 1895 he began serving a hussar regiment. But soon Churchill leaves the army to enter politics. In 1900 he was elected a member of the House of Commons. At 33, he entered the cabinet, becoming Minister of Commerce, and two years later was appointed minister of internal affairs in England.