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Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill, dies at 91
Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill, dies at 91

Mary Soames, the last surviving child of British World War II leader Winston Churchill, has died at her London home. She was 91. Her son Nicholas Soames said she died Saturday after a short illness. Soames wrote several books that provided an affectionate yet unsparing vision of her volatile, brilliant father and an intimate view of one of England's most prominent families. "It's not my fault if my grandfather died of syphilis or my fault if my grandmother was very extravagant and liked marrying young men," she told an interviewer in 1982. "Each to their own." She recalled her mother, Clementine, as "rather lonely" even as she coped with the needs of her children and the demands of...

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