Noble Pursuits As the Netflix series The Crown brings the British Empire back into our fascination and favor we are once again reminded of what it means to be cultured. Not only do the aristocratic characters follow deeply rooted social norms, we get to know the characters as they follow their lady-like and gentlemanly pursuits. There are beautiful sweeping hunting scenes, horse rides on wide deserted beaches, safaris in Africa and open cockpit planes flying over bucolic landscapes. In one scene the Queen Mother suggests a suitor for Princess Margaret, “He’s such a gentleman. Do you know he paints as well”? Margaret’s response was telling, “Well of course–don’t they all”? One such Gentleman, Winston Churchill was no exception.  Towards the end of the series’…