Winston Churchill was officially considered in some circles to be one of the greatest Btitish people of all time despite his mistakes. (Unfortunately he is remembered by many for his part in the disasterous Gallipoli campaign.) However his stirring words helped sustain Britain through some of the darkest days of World War 2.
It is often forgotten that he was in fact half American. His mother Jenny Churchill was born in Brooklyn in 1854. I was thinking of this today, as I viewed footage of the royal engagement. I was reminded that the combination of an American woman and a British man, had once given Britain, one of its all time heroes.