Saturday, June 18, 2005

Winston Churchill

"Winston Churchill ... had a fling with musical comedy star Ivor Novello."


Novello was the lover of the British actor Bobby Andrews, and he had an affair with the British poet and writer Siegfried Sassoon.

W. Somerset Maugham was reportedly told by Winston Churchill, that he, Churchill, had slept with Novello.

Sassoon ... embarked vigorously on a series of homosexual love affairs... His sexual journeys... brought couplings with Queen Victoria’s grandson, Prince Philip of Hesse, the musical comedy star Ivor Novello (the Lloyd Webber of his day) and, painfully, Stephen Tennant... With all of this, he won the respect of the literary and musical establishment, Thomas Hardy, William Walton, Edward Elgar, Walter de la Mare, the bizarre Sitwell Trio and ‘Laurence of Arabia’ T E Lawrence, Robbie Ross (Oscar Wilde’s great friend) – even Winston Churchill.


"In the midst of war and grand strategy, as he himself recorded in his history of World War II, he took time to note the pleasures of the flesh in Marrakesh in Morocco."


According to Winston Churchill the Royal Navy's only traditions were rum, sodomy and the lash.

In 1911, Churchill became First Lord of the Admiralty.


"In the fifty-six years of their married life Winston and Clementine Churchill were often apart...

"He was backward with the opposite sex... Winston (was) awkward with women

"Readers are bound to be struck by the fact that Winston and Clemmie took so many holidays apart..."


Brendan Bracken was Winston Churchill's closest friend. Some people thought that Bracken might be homosexual.

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