My name is Megan. I have a BA in history and am currently pursuing an MA in museum studies. This blog gives me an outlet to do what I love: share history, research, and look at old pictures. Originally from Florida, I did a stint in Alaska, and now live in Raleigh, NC with my husband and our two cats. In my spare time, I like to read, do lots of yoga, and watch Forensic Files marathons. (Maybe I wouldn’t need to do so much yoga if I cut out those marathons…)
About the blog
The Winston Hours is a (mostly) 20th century history blog. I post new original content a twice a week. My goal is to make history relevant, engaging, and interesting. The Winston Hours will never be boring, I promise. I find small things/instances/events interesting because more often than not, they connect to major things/instances/events in a big way.
What on earth does “The Winston Hours” mean?!
I’m so glad you asked! When President Franklin Roosevelt hosted Winston and Clementine Churchill, he found that the prime minister liked to work late into the night and sleep in late the following morning. FDR kept the same schedule as a courtesy to his guest, and so that they could actually work together while Churchill was stateside. According to Eleanor, it took him weeks to recover from this schedule, which he referred to as “keeping the Winston hours.”