Winston Churchill -- the Last Essay

Total Length: 992 words ( 3 double-spaced pages)

Total Sources: 2

Page 1 of 3

To cover up his serious health problems, the members of Parliament were told that he was suffering from exhaustion, he was 78 years old at the time, and that he needed to take some time off to recover. Things got even more serious with time and old age and two years later, one of the greatest British politicians stepped down from the political scene as a consequence of suffering another mild stroke in December 1956. By 1959, there was little left from what Winston Churchill had once been and during the elections of that year, his majority fell with about a thousand, given that most of the voters were unwilling to give their vote to a 85-year-old man who could barely speak anymore.

His life away from the political scene was very cruel. Aside of the fact that Churchill's physical health declined greatly, as he was not able to move around had it not been for the wheelchair, his mental health was also seeing a great decline. Rumor has it that Churchill might even have suffered from Alzheimer's disease in his last years, but there is no real evidence to support that theory. Even so, given that he has always been a political figure, he could not stay too far from the true love of his life, therefore, he still tried to attend as many political events as he could, and, in 1964, during the St. George's Day celebration, he sent a message to all surviving veterans of the Zeebrugge Ride of 1918. Another important political fact about Churchill is that, despite his poor health, he was proclaimed an Honorary Citizen of the United States of America, by the U.
S. President at the time, John F. Kennedy. However, Churchill could not make it to the White House ceremony given in his name, because he was too ill. Then, in January 1965, Winston Churchill suffers another very severe stroke, which leaves him gravely ill and which ultimately leads to his death, nine days later. One of the most loved politicians of the British political scene, Winston Churchill, died on the 24th of January, 1965, at the age of 90.

To conclude, it seems that Winston Churchill did not have much of a personal life after the period in which he served his country as a political man. Due to the fact that he was gravely ill throughout the entire period, there was little for him to do. Furthermore, old age did not help him at all and degeneration was the only thing that he witnessed from the moment he stepped down from the political scene. However, there is no doubt that Winston Churchill was one of the greatest Prime Ministers that Great Britain has seen and that his name will remain in political history forever.


1. Charmley, John.….....

Have Any Questions? Our Expert Writers Can Answer!

Need Help Writing Your Essay?