Madcap Chancellor

Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston Churchill is an individualist of such reckless stamp that only chance kept him from the gallows until he attained the armor of prestige and power. A minor exploit of his youth was to "shinny" up the central pillar in a London music hall, wearing the uniform of his Queen (Victoria) and demand three cheers for every daughter of joy in the house. Theirs were, he shouted, the only bosoms on which the tired head of a British soldier could always find repose....

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