Celia Lee & John Lee - authors
  Celia and John Lee are authors and historians who have written military history books and articles on, among others, the life of Jean, Lady Hamilton, Winston and Jack Churchill, General Sir Ian Hamilton, Hindenburg and Ludendorff.

Celia Lee

Author of the biography 'Jean, Lady Hamilton (1861 - 1941)' (private publication, 2001), Celia Lee was invited by Peregrine Churchill and his wife Yvonne to write a family history of the Churchills, giving Peregrine's father, John Strange Spencer Churchill (Jack) his rightful place in the family story. She is currently working jointly with John on a book about His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent KG, titled 'A Life of Service'.

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Celia Lee
Celia Lee

Latest book

Women in War: From Home to Front
Foreword by Professor Garry
Sheffield, editors Celia Lee and Paul Edward Strong. Available now from
Pen & Sword. Find out more...

Highlights 2010 and 2011

Highlights include lectures in New York, the inaugural lecture for the setting up of the new Churchill Centre chapter at Westerham Hall, Kent, and the launch of the Hungarian edition of THE CHURCHILLS: A Family portrait.

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Women in War Study Group

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John Lee

Author of 'A Soldier’s Life', the life and times of General Sir Ian Hamilton, John was commissioned to do a study of Hindenburg and Ludendorff, published as 'The Warlords' by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 2005 in their ‘Great Commanders’ series. He collaborated with Celia Lee to write and publish 'Winston and Jack: The Churchill brothers' in 2007. John is regularly asked to contribute chapters to collections of essays on the First World War.

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John Lee
John Lee