H5M 157 | Churchill’s Most Controversial Cousin

November 28, 2016


Our guest today is Giles Milton, the host of the Unknown History Podcast.

We all have an embarrassing relative. Maybe that embarrassing relative is us.

But Winston Churchill’s cousin took it to a new level. She had love affairs, one of which threatened to create an international incident.

Giles gets into all sorts of interesting stories in this episode. Here are some of the things he touches on:

  • Who was Clare Sheridan and why did she gain attention in 1920?
  • What about the rumors regarding Clare and Trotsky’s relationship?
  • Did Churchill ever forgive his cousin Clare?


This episode is based on a selection from an incredible new book by Giles.

Get a copy of ¬†Giles’s new book When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank: History’s Unknown Chapters.¬†You can get it by clicking here.

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Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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