Toye, one of Britain's smartest young historians, has tried to pick through these questions dispassionately – and he should lead us, at last and at least, to a more mature conversation about our greatest national icon.
Churchill was born in 1874 into a Britain that was washing the map pink, at the cost of washing distant nations blood red.
If a bumbling buffoon like Hugh Grant could steal Julia Roberts' heart in It was the summer of 2006 when I first landed in New York as a 19-year-old, laden with warnings about American girls: they're high maintenance, my friends told me.
I tried to brush this off—preconceptions are always dangerous when entering any sort of relationship.
It is not tied to any laws of the European Union (EU). Many Americans visiting Bermuda assume, wrongly, that British-UK laws apply. Bermuda laws do and in significant ways are much more restrictive to non-nationals than any British, USA, Canadian, Caribbean, Australian, New Zealand and other democratic country laws.
Only in external affairs, some aspects of the judiciary, some areas of defence and some areas of the police is Bermuda subject to UK oversight.
They weren't all obsessed with fame and fortune, were they?
Was American culture really as shallow as my friends had warned? She was a down-to-earth Midwesterner with ambitions in New York City theater.
Bermuda is the fourth oldest of all countries, islands and territories in the British Commonwealth of Nations after England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Canada.
More information It's not just food on the menu at Senses in Hong Kong.
Take up the Dating in the Dark option and there's romance on offer too. “We take equal numbers of boys and girls and place them in our completely pitch dark dining room in tables of six or eight.
See Bermuda History with the Old and New Worlds since 1500.
It has been completely self-governing (except for defence, external affairs and internal security, which are reserved British-UK powers) for centuries, is the smallest of all the fourteen BOTs (see below) yet has by far the most evolved British Parliament in the world after Westminster in London.