The early 19th century was the age of the dandy, and the essence of dandyism was cool self-control.
Who was the first American to marry an English duke? Most students of the peerage would say it was Consuelo Yzagna who married the eldest son of the Duke of Manchester in 1876.
Knole is a country house the size of a small village in the Kent countryside.
The memoirs of the Grand Duchess Olga are an entertaining record for anyone interested in the imperial family’s home life during the last years of Russian autocracy.
Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter, by Antonia Fraser
‘Servants’ and ‘service’ have not always meant ‘servility’.
Badly behaved toffs have been a gift to writers since ancient times, and in English from Chaucer to Waugh.
Years ago the late ‘Brookie’ Warwick, 8th Earl, asked me to ghost his memoirs.
Every schoolboy knows that the two most delightful breeds of dog are the Working Clumber Spaniel and the Newfoundland.