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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill Chapter Summary & Analysis - Prologue: Land of Hope and Glory Summary

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Prologue: Land of Hope and Glory Summary and Analysis

During the year Winston Churchill is born, on February 4, 1874, the Second Ashanti War comes to an end as General Sir Garnet Wolseley torches the African city of Kumasi in central Ghana. Wolseley is a veteran of several other wars before the Second Ashanti War. He goes on to fight in the Boer War after the Second Ashanti War. He dies in 1913.

In the 1800s, the British Empire covers a sizeable part of the world amounting to one fourth of the land and the world's population. England, under Queen Victoria, practically rules the world. The British are loyal to their Empire even though most of the everyday citizens do not gain anything from it. Many do not know where many of the countries are. The British Empire begins with the discovery of Newfoundland in 1497. This leads...

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