WINSTON CHURCHILL – Chartwell – updated 2017

When Churchill wasn’t working through the World War II from the underground Cabinet War rooms in London – or living life above ground in 10, Downing Street – he revelled in the pleasures of his country estate at Chartwell in Kent. This is where he developed his implacable hatred of Nazism throughout the 1930s. These were the “Wilderness Years” as politicians- so afraid of another world war – permitted Hitler to expand the German army and start grabbing bits of Europe like the Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia and eventually Poland. Chartwell is preserved beautifully and is close to the M25 motorway.