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Old 12-08-2016, 04:54 AM
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I almost died: Lord Bathurst speaks of how an insect bite put him in a coma | Gloucestershire Live
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Old 12-10-2016, 10:29 AM
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There are 92 hereditary peers still in the House of Lords but they won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

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A bill to scrap hereditary peer by-elections has faltered amid claims of an attempt to talk it out.

Tory peer Lord Trefgarne was accused of being involved in a "clear filibuster" to prevent the House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill from progressing.

He also tabled more than 40 of up to 60 amendments with fellow hereditary the Earl of Caithness for debate.

He was warned by other peers that standing in the way of reform risked making the chamber a "laughing stock".
Read more: Hereditary peers reform plan runs out of time - BBC News
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Old 12-14-2016, 05:45 AM
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The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury also designed gardens for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove and to the delight of satirists encouraged him to talk to his plants. “Don’t all gardeners do that?’’ she enquired innocently. “If you love and care for your plants, it makes such a difference.”
The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury, born July 15 1922, died December 12 2016
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:35 PM
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The aunt of TV quizmaster Bamber Gascoigne has bequeathed an "extraordinary" collection of books to a Cambridge University college.

Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, left more than 7,000 books - including first editions by Wordsworth, Shelley and Byron, to Trinity College's library.

The duchess, who died in 2014 aged 99, kept some of the rarest, undiscovered works in an old blue suitcase.

Mr Gascoigne said it was "a delight" to see the books in their new home.
Read more: Duchess donates 'extraordinary' book trove to college - BBC News
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Old 12-18-2016, 01:21 AM
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Oh, that's wild. Historic treasures in an old suitcase, but it reads as if the suitcase kept these priceless works in good condition. The British Noble families have just as interesting lives, sometimes more interesting, than the Royal Family.
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Old 12-31-2016, 03:37 AM
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Lady Anna Gordon, who works for Prince Charles, to have a gay wedding | Daily Mail Online
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Lady Alice's daughter Hero disowns dad after 2am birthday phone call was last straw* | Daily Mail Online
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Viscountess Weymouth has become the first member of the British aristocracy to have a baby born by surrogacy after doctors warned her she could die in pregnancy.

Lady Weymouth, formerly known as Emma McQuiston, and her husband Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth, heir to the Longleat estate, welcomed baby Henry Thynn into the world on December 30 at a private US clinic.
Read more: Longleat heir has son born by surrogacy after medics warned pregnancy could kill Lady Weymouth
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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson dies aged 45 after brain tumour | Daily Mail Online

Very tragic and sad... :-(
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Lord Max Percy and Princess Nora zu Oettingen-Spielberg are getting married

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Amazing! Ancient Roman Sarcophagus discovered on the grounds of Blenheim Castle!!!

Ancient Roman sarcophagus discovered at Blenheim Palace | Daily Mail Online
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TBH it speaks volumes that no-one charged with the care of the MANY antiquities at Blenheim has not recognised it before. Even those with a cursory knowledge of the History of Art would recognise it as Roman.. it simply could not be anything else !
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:23 AM
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TBH it speaks volumes that no-one charged with the care of the MANY antiquities at Blenheim has not recognised it before. Even those with a cursory knowledge of the History of Art would recognise it as Roman.. it simply could not be anything else !
Many centuries artist used to make roman style copies. Now it's hard to identify original pieces without an expertize.
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The Earl of Onslow has slammed the National Trust's plan to rebuild his ancestral home, which burnt down in a fire two years ago.

The National Trust has said it will rebuild Clandon Park house, the 18th-century Palladian-style mansion in Surrey, with plans to create cafés and a giftshop on the site.

Rupert Onslow, the 8th Earl of Onslow, said the trust should be honouring its remit to 'preserve and protect' and questioned whether the organisation should be spending £30 million to rebuild the house from scratch.
Read more: Earl slams National Trust plan to rebuild ancestral home | Daily Mail Online
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Lord Max Percy and Princess Nora zu Oettingen-Spielberg are getting married

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That will be quite the wedding to watch who attends - hopefully we get pictures
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That will be quite the wedding to watch who attends - hopefully we get pictures
Has a date been set?
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No date, so far. Afaik, it's not even known if they are going to marry this year or next. Nowadays people often take a lot of time to organize their big weddings, bu of course I hope for a big wedding this year.
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Sorry ladies, the billionaire Duke of Westminster is no longer the UK's most eligible bachelor - he's got a girlfriend - Mirror Online

"Sorry Ladies, the billionaire Duke Of Westminster is no longer the UK's most eligible batchelor - he's got a girlfriend"
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"Lady Lucan Finally speaks out about the disappearance of her husband 43 years ago"

Lady Lucan FINALLY speaks about husband's disappearance | Daily Mail Online
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