For fans of The King’s
Speech, the intriguing bond between monarch and prime minister and its crucial
role during World War II
The political and personal relationship between King George
VI and Winston Churchill during World War II is one that has been largely
overlooked throughout history, yet the trust and loyalty these men shared
helped Britain navigate its perhaps most trying time.
Despite their vast differences, the two men met weekly and
found that their divergent virtues made them a powerful duo. The king’s shy
nature was offset by Churchill’s willingness to cast himself as the nation’s
savior. Meanwhile, Churchill’s complicated political past was given credibility
by the king’s embrace and counsel. Together as foils, confidants, conspirators,
and comrades, the duo guided Britain through war while re-inspiring hope in the
monarchy, parliament, and the nation itself.
Books about these men as individuals could fill a library,
but Kenneth Weisbrode’s study of the unique bond between them is the first of
its kind. Download and start listening now!