Babylonian Bulldog Winston Churchill was the son of King Edward VII and Jenny Jerome from Brooklyn. The disastrous "special relationship" between the British Empire and the New Jerusalem began when those 2 met on the Isle of Wight.

Leonard Jerome
Leonard Jerome

Edomite Leonard Jerome was the father of Jennie Jerome and the grandfather of Winston Churchill.

Jerome Avenue in the Bronx is named after him.

His wife Clara was the mother of Jennie and grandmother of Winston Churchill.

Clara's parents were Edomites from Newport, Rhode Island.

Clara Jerome
Clara Jerome

Together with John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, August Belmont, J. P. Morgan, J. D. Rockefeller, etc., etc., he ran New York City in the British Empire State. All of those men were secret agents or spies for the Hudson's Bay Company.

Jennie Jerome
Jennie Jerome

Femme fatale Jennie Jerome from Brooklyn was the mother of Winston Churchill.

The British derisively called her "Sitting Bull."

Albert, Prince of Wales, and the future King Edward VII "Edward the Caresser" was his real father!!

The couple first met on the Isle of Wight in the summer of 1871.

Albert, Prince of Wales,
Albert, Prince of Wales,

Jennie's dark looks was attributed to Iroquois ancestry, so the British aristocracy derisively called her "Sitting Bull." Jennie was the precursor to another spy named Wallis Simpson.

In the summer of 1871, Leonard Jerome rented a small cottage on the Isle of Wight. He was joined by his wife and daughters Clara, Jennie and Leonie. That was when the 3 girls were first introduced to Albert, Prince of Wales:

That summer I paid a first visit to Cowes. In those days it was delightfully small and peaceful. No glorified villas, no esplanade or pier, no bands or "Negro minstrels," no motors or crowded tourist steamers–"no nothing," as the children say. The Royal Yacht Squadron Club lawn did not resemble a perpetual garden party, or the roadstead a perpetual regatta. Yachts went in and out without fear of losing their moorings, and most of them belonged to the Royal Yacht Squadron. People all seemed to know one another. The Prince and Princess of Wales and many foreign royalties could walk about and amuse themselves without being photographed or mobbed, and many were the gay little expeditions to Shanklin Bay, Freshwater, or Beaulieu, where they threw off all ceremony and enjoyed themselves like ordinary mortals. ("Lady" Randolph Churchill, Reminiscences. p. 29).

The Prince of Wales stayed at the Osborne House while the Jeromes rented a villa called the Rosetta Cottage.

Osbourne House was the home of Queen Victoria and her family.
Osbourne House was the home of
Queen Victoria and her family.

The 2 Jerome daughters had all the qualifications for successful spies: They were cunning, beautiful, and both were piano virtuosos.

The Prince was smitten with both of them and thus began the deadly "special relationship" with the U.S.

Rosetta Cottage on the Isle of Wight was
Rosetta Cottage on the Isle of Wight was
the summer cottage of the Jeromes.

The Prince was already known as a raconteur and playboy. When he became king in 1901 he was called Edward the Caresser:

Yet it was, of course, the trio of American girls inside the house who were much more interesting than the house itself. Leonie was not often there as she had to complete her studies at a boarding school in Wiesbaden, Germany, and so, by the third summer, it was Clara and Jennie who had established themselves at Cowes as an intriguing and beautiful pair. They saw nothing out of the ordinary in being asked to all the smartest parties and in performing piano duets after dinner, in their Worth gowns, with true professionalism and sparkle. The one fair and fey, the other dark and fiery, both concentrated on playing as magnificently as their arduous practice sessions had prepared them for. Few English girls could come near them in ability or confidence. (Sebra, American Jennie, p. 34).

By February 1874 Jennie was pregnant with Winston and a "shotgun" wedding was absolutely necessary to establish legitimacy for the royal offspring.

Lord Randolph Churchill
Lord Randolph Churchill

Jennie Jerome from Brooklyn became "Lady" Randolph (Wolf Shield) Churchill on April 15, 1874.

The couple were married at the British Embassy in Paris.

Unfortunately, no pictures were taken of the "happy event."


A very rare portrait of the "loving couple" taken in 1874.
A very rare portrait of the "loving couple" taken in 1874.

The baby was born to Lady Randolph Churchill on November 30, 1874. His full name was Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill. In his later writings, he would later use the letter S which stood for SPY. The baby was said to be born premature because 9 months had not elapsed since the "shotgun" wedding.

The Randolph family: Jack,
The Randolph family: Jack,
Jennie, and Winston.


In 1888, "Lady" Randolph had another son named John Strange "Jack" Spencer-Churchill.

That son did look like his brother Winston, but unlike him, he did have brains!!

He was close to Winston and is a good candidate for the authorship of the books.

Randolph portrait c. 1890. Winston is standing.
Randolph family portrait c. 1890. Winston is standing.

No image exists of Lord Randolph with "his" 2 sons, and, except for the 1874 portrait, no other image of exists of the happy couple together!!

Lord Randolph Churchill as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Lord Randolph Churchill as Chancellor
of the Exchequer.

Lord Randolph received the sum of £50,000 for becoming a surrogate father to Winston.

Subsequently, he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, Speaker of the House of Commons, Secretary of State for India, etc., etc.


Lord Randolph Churchill
Lord Randolph Churchill
circa 1885.

Forming this new Translantic alliance was not cheap. Lord Randolph demaned and received a princely sum for adoping the son of the Prince of Wales:

There were however two difficulties. First, Leonard Jerome, true to the Duke's descriptions of the hazards of his occupation, was in a speculative downturn. He had been badly mauled by the plunge of the New York stock exchange of that year (1873). Second, he claimed to hold advanced New World ideas about the financial rights of married women. (This was before the British Married Women's Property Act of 1882 gave women any property rights against their husbands.) The Duke assumed that whatever settlement could be obtained would be under the exclusive control of his son. Jerome thought it should be settled on his daughter. This led to a good deal of haggling which went on into the spring of 1874. Eventually a compromise was reached, by which Jerome settled a sum of £50,000 (approximately £2.5 million at present values), producing an income of £2,000 a year, with a half of both capital and income belonging, to the husband and a half to the wife. The Duke settled another £I,I00 a year for life on Randolph which gave the couple the equivalent of a present-day income of a little more than £150,000 a year, a sum which guaranteed that they would live constantly above their income and be always in debt. (Jenkins, Churchill: A Hagiography, pp. 6-7).

Another reason for recommending Lord Randolph as a surrogate father was the fact that he had syphilis and could not father children. Lord Randolph had a timely death in 1895, and he left no money in his will to his adopted children Winston and Jack.

Winston Churchill grew up to look like his real father!!

Miracles of miracles, Winston grew up to look like his father. His father was not known to be an academic and Winston was a DUNCE in school. Contrary to the ravings of another dunce named Charles Darwin, biological offspring always look like their parents.

The wedding of Albert and Alexandra in 1863.
The wedding of Albert and Alexandra in 1863.

Winston's father Albert married Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863.

In 1809, Winston married Clementine Ogilvy in Windsor Castle.

Lots of photographs were taken of that well publicized event.

Winston married Clementine
Winston married Clementine
Ogilvy in 1908.

Winston's father, Albert, became King Edward VII upon the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. His brief reign is called the Edwardian Era.

King Edward VII reigned
King Edward VII reigned
from 1901 until 1910.

Prince Albert became King Edward VII upon the death of Queen Victoria in 1901,

This "Defender of the Faith" collected mistress like racehorses and was known as Edward the Caresser!!

His son Winston was a "blockhead" and yet he won the Noble Prize for Literature in 1953.


Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill

There are no photographs extant of the torrid love affair between "Lady" Randolph Churchill and the Prince of Wales, but Winston's school record has not been suppressed or destroyed. His "artistic" nature was inherited from his father whose firstborn son was also "artistically" inclined.

Prince Albert Victor
Prince Albert Victor

Prince Albert Victor was the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, and thus a "step-brother" of Winston.

Without a doubt, Albert was a "mental case" and a prime suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders!!

Incapable of learning, the Prince was encouraged to concentrate on the "artistic" side of his nature.



Winston the Artist!!

Albert's mother, Princess Alexandra of Denmark, despaired of him ever learning so she encouraged the "artistic" side of his nature:

Like his mother, Prince Albert Victor was congenitally deaf, a condition whose effects were aggravated by his poor education. Many regarded the Prince as backward. Being deaf herself, Alexandra could understand his problems, and she came to realise that he was of an artistic, rather than an academic, bent. Like other disabled people he found it easier to express himself in art than in the classroom. (Fairclough, The Ripper and the Royals, p. 1).
In 1892, before his timely demise ended his Ripper rampage, he was engaged to Mary, Duchess of Teck, the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.

Churchill became a "war hero" at the Battle of Omdurman!!

Even though Churchill was the son of the Prince of Wales, this did not automatically provide an entrée to the highest echelon of the government. Church was a complete ass in school. When he was growing up in Ireland, he fell off his donkey and suffered a concussion of the "brain" but that does not account for his stupidity:

It took me three tries to pass into Sandhurst. There were five subjects, of which Mathematics, Latin and English were obligatory, and I chose in addition French and Chemistry. In this hand I held only a pair of Kings-English and Chemistry. Nothing less than three would open the jackpot. I had to find another useful card. Latin I could not learn. I had a rooted prejudice which seemed to dose my mind against it. Two thousand marks were given for Latin. I might perhaps get 400! French was interesting but rather tricky, and difficult to learn in England. So there remained only Mathematics. After the first Examination was over, when one surveyed the battlefield, it was evident that the war could not be won without another army being brought into the line. Mathematics was the only resource available. I turned to them-I turned on them-in desperation. All my life from time to time I have had to get up disagreeable subjects at short notice, but I consider my triumph, moral and technical, was in learning Mathematics in six months. At the first of these three ordeals I got no more than 500 marks out of 2,500 for Mathematics. At the second I got nearly 2,000. I owe this achievement not only to my own "back-to-the-wall' resolution-for which no credit is too great; but to the very kindly interest taken in my case by a much respected Harrow master, Mr. C. H. P. Mayo. He convinced me that Mathematics was not a hopeless bog of nonsense, and that there were meanings and rhythms behind the comical hieroglyphics; and that I was not incapable of catching glimpses of some of these. (Churchill, My Early Life, p. 25).

One word from the Prince of Wales was enough to make that headmaster give Winston a passing grade. After he finally graduated from Sandhurst, he was appointed a second lieutenant in the 4th Hussars.

Churchill in the uniform
Churchill in the uniform
of the 4th Hussars.

In 1896, general Kitchener was preparing for the final conquest of Sudan.

His ostensible purpose was to "avenge" the death of general Gordon, but in reality, it was to keep the French out of Egypt.

"War correspondent" Churchill tried to join the 21st Lancers but general Kitchener wanted nothing to do with him.

General Kitchener.
General Kitchener
at Khartoum.

Churchill tried to join the 21st Lancers but Kitchener and the other officers wanted nothing to do with him:

On 23 August, Churchill arrived with his squadron at Kitchener's forward base at Wadi Hamed, a little to the south of Wadi Habeshi, where in 1885 the gunboat Safia had fought a duel with dervish guns. The long journey from Cairo had not been a happy one for the 21st Lancers. Confined to railway trucks for almost two continuous weeks, the regiment's horses–mostly small Syrian chargers–had lost condition, and more than fifty had to be destroyed. One man had already died from heat exhaustion, and three others had been evacuated. On a personal level, Churchill found himself treated as an outsider by the other officers, who disdained his status as a freelance journalist, and regarded him as little more than a 'spy.' (Asher, Khartoum: the Ultimate Imperial Adventure, p. 367).

The Battle of Omdurman saw the first use of artillery and the deadly Maxim machine gun on tribesmen armed with little more than spears and swords.

British gunboats laying down a deadly
British gunboats laying down a deadly
artillery fire on the Sudanese.

From the Nile River, tribesmen armed with spears and swords were cut down by artillery and the deadly Maxim machine gun.

The British referred to them derisively as Dervishes or Fuzzy Wuzzies.

The newly invented Maxim machine gun laying down a deadly fire on the Sudanese.
The newly invented Maxim machine gun laying
down a deadly fire on the Sudanese.

Churchill was determined to be a war hero at any cost so he was able to part in a cavalry charge on the last day of the battle. From that day forward, cavalry charges were made obsolete by the Maxim machine gun.

The Sudanese tribesmen were
The Sudanese tribesmen were
mowed down like grass.

Muslim tribesmen, armed only with spears and swords, made suicidal charges against the British.

Churchill took part in the last charge of the 21st Lancers and was able to claim "war hero" status.


The charge of the 21st Lancers.
The charge of the 21st Lancers.

Immediately after the battle, Churchill returned to London and began work on a history of the Sudanese Campaign called The River War: an Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. Blockhead Churchill could never write a book so the author's name was Francis William Rhodes, brother of the infamous Cecil Rhodes.

Kitchener almost started World War I with France in 1898

What Churchill never mentioned in "his" book was that the British presence in Egypt and Sudan was all about sabotaging or controlling the Suez Canal.

Ferdinand de Lesseps
Ferdinand de Lesseps

In 1859, a brilliant French engineer named Ferdinand de Lesseps began work on a canal linking Europe and Asia.

After tremendous difficulties, the canal finally opened in 1869.

The canal offered France an easier and quicker route to her colonies in Asia.

A statue of de Lesseps once stood
A statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps was inaugurated in Port Said
in 1899.

From its very inception, the canal was bitterly opposed by Britain who controlled all the existing sea lanes to Asia. Around that time, A strange religious fanatic named Muhammad Ahmad appeared claiming to be the Muslim Messiah.

Muhammad Ahmad
Muhammad Ahmad

In 1881, a bizarre religious leader appeared in Sudan calling himself the Madhi or Muslim Messiah.

Muhammad Ahmad declared a "holy war" on all unbelievers.

In 1884, general Charles Gordon was sent out to protect the city of Khartoum from the Madhi.


General Charles Gordon
General Charles Gordon

In 1885, general Gordon and the entire city was massacred. Gordon's head was presented to the Mahhi and his body was thrown into the Nile.

To avenge Gordon was the ostensible reason for Kitchener's presence in Egypt. The real reason was to counter French influence in that country. In 1890 French major Marchand was sent to explore the sources of the Niger River and the Nile and to occupy the area around Fashoda, Sudan, now known as Kodok, and bring it under French control.

Major Marchand
Major Marchand

Kitchener had orders from the British government to eject the French from Sudan.

General Kitchener and major Marchand almost started a war over Fashoda.



Meeting of Kitchener and
Meeting of Kitchener and
Marchand at Fashoda.

The world did come very close to war at that time:

In October 1898 rumours were rife in Paris: the French Mediterranean Fleet had slipped past Gibraltar, all lights darkened and keeping as close as was safe to the African shore; reservists were being secretly mobilized, emergency hospitals set up and stores ordered. No one knew truth from rumour, but one thing was clear: war was very near. Cherbourg and Brest were in turmoil; stores, ammunition, food, wine and barracks were all being hastily commandeered, churches and halls taken over and civilian traffic jostled off the main roads and harbour anchorages.
Nor was the French Navy alone in preparing for war. The army also was alerting its training cadres, ready for a vast flood of conscripts, and the regular army was being placed on a war footing. The public also was stirred to a deep and resentful bitterness by a vitriolic press: 'Le duel sans merci est commencé,' wrote La Patrie. 'France's honour is at stake, there can be no surrender,' was the similar refrain from Le Figaro. (Wright, Conflict on the Nile, p.1).

The French did withdraw from Fashoda, but a joint occupancy over Sudan, called the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium was signed in 1899. The British did not declare war on France at that time because they were waiting to arm Germany and establish a "special relationship" with the United States.

The 1956 Suez Crisis almost precipitated World War III. In 1948, the state of "Israel" was created by Winston Churchill in order to keep the French out of the Mideast.

The statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps was blown up in 1956.
The statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps was blown up in 1956.

The 1956 Suez Crisis almost started another world war.

Britain, her unlikely "ally" France, and the Churchill founded state of "Israel" united to seize the canal from Egypt.

President Eisenhower diffused the crisis and he returned sovereignty of the canal to Egypt.

It was another major defeat for the British Empire.


The Suez Canal today.
The Suez Canal is a peaceful
waterway today

The 1956 Suez debacle was a major disaster and defeat for the British Empire, and Britannia never "forgave" the United States for not supporting her in her attempt to seize the Canal from Egypt.

Today, the canal is a peaceful waterway, open to all nations, but under the sovereignty of Egypt. The statue of the great Frenchman Ferdinand de Lesseps was never returned to its rightful place.

Churchill became First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911

Churchill the secret agent became a "war hero" when he returned to London after the Battle of Omdurman. The sales of "his" book: The River War: an Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan were also brisk.

Winston Churchill. 1st Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 to 1915.
Winston Churchill.
1st Lord of the
Admiralty from 1911 to 1915.

The only reason for Churchill's elevation to such a high position in the government was the fact that he was a son of King Edward VII.

Churchill worked closely with the German Kaiser in fine tuning the Schlieffen Plan for the upcoming invasion of France.

Churchill and Kaiser discussing strategy for the upcoming war.
Churchill and Kaiser discussing strategy
for the upcoming war.

The unexpected stalemate on the Western Front and the failed invasion of Constantinople led to the firing of Churchill.

HMS Hampshire: a huge battle cruiser to take Lord Kitchener on a "secret" diplomatic mission to Russia.  
HMS Hampshire: a huge battle cruiser was assigned to take Lord Kitchener on a "secret" diplomatic mission to Russia.

Churchill hated Kitchener because he refused to let him serve with the 21st Lancers.

He had the motive and the method for getting rid of Kitchener.

Admiral Jellicoe bidding farewell to Lord Kitchener on HMS Iron Duke.
Admiral Jellicoe bidding "farewell" to Lord Kitchener on HMS Iron Duke.

There is only one explanation why a "blockhead" like Churchill could survive so many failures, repeat so many mistakes, and go on to nominated Man of the Century, with a Noble Prize for Literature to boot....He was a Secret Service agent and his real assignment was to establish a deadly "special relationship" with the United States!!

Vital links


Asher, Michael. Khartoum: The Ultimate Imperial Adventure. Penguin Books, London, 2003.

Butler, Allen Daniel. The First Jihad: The Battle for Khartoum and the Dawn of Militant Islam. Casemate, Philadelphia, 2007.

Churchill, Winston. My Early Life. 1874–1904. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1930.

Churchill, "Lady" Randolph. Reminiscences of Lady Randolph Churchill, Edward Arnold, London, 1908, .

Churchill, Winston. Life of Lord Randolph Churchill. (In 2 Volumes). The Macmillian Company, New York, 1908. Volume I and Volume II online.

Churchill, Winston. The River War: an Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. (In 2 Volumes). Longmans Green & Co., London, 1899.

Fairclough, Melvyn, The Ripper and the Royals. Gerald Duckworth & Co., London, 1991.

Hibbert, Christopher. Edward VII: The Last Victorian King. Palgrave Macmillian, New York, 2007.

Higham, Charles. Dark Lady: Winston Churchill's Mother and her World. Charles & Graf Publishers, New York, 2006

Jenkins, Roy. Churchill: A Hagiography. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. New York, 2001.

Karabell, Zachary. Parting the Desert: The Creation of the Suez Canal. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2003.

Lüdecke, Winfried, Behind the Scenes of Espionage: Tales of the Secret Service. George G. Harrap & Co., London, 1929.

Martin, Ralph G. Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill: The Romantic Years 1854–1895. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1969.

Martin, Ralph G. Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill: the Dramatic Years, 1895–1921.Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1971.

Nichols David A. Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis: Suez and Brink of War. Simon & Schuster, New York 2011.

Ridley, Jane. The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince. Random House, New York, 2013.

Spiering, Frank. Prince Jack: The True Story of Jack the Ripper. Jove Publication Inc., New York, 1978.

Sebra, Anne. American Jennie. The Remarkable Life of Lady Randolph Churchll. W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 2007.

Weintraub, Stanley. Edward the Caresser: The Playboy Prince Who Became Edward VII. The Free Press, New York, 2001.

Wright, Patricia. Conflict on the Nile: The Fashoda Incident of 1898. Heinemann, London, 1972.

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