Saturday, 12 July 2008

Sir Winston's Centenarian Parrot

Here's an astounding tale: I had absolutely no idea about the longevity of the parrot. It's hard to believe, but Sir Winston Churchill's pet parrot, Charlie, is still alive. Charlie was born in 1899, we are told; and Sir Winston taught him to utter obscenities about our erstwhile German foe. It's a great little story.

Sir Winston Churchill's grandfather was the 7th Duke of Marlborough.


Churchill's Parrot said...

Mr. Belmont,

Not only are we still alive, we are blogging in defence of Western Civilization and all that is right with the world! By all means pay us a visit:



P.S The BBC story you site has a few facts wrong. SHOCKING we know. See our "About Me" for the full story.

Timothy Belmont said...

Sir Winston is, to my mind, one of the greatest figures in British history and a hero of mine.

It's wonderful to see that Charlie is maintaining that spirit, figuratively speaking!