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A Silver Plated Spoon

A Silver Plated Spoon It is a story of how he single handedly hung onto the family seat of Woburn Abbey He has turned it into a business enterprise as described within these pages

  • Title: A Silver Plated Spoon
  • Author: John Duke of Bedford
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is a story of how he single handedly hung onto the family seat of Woburn Abbey He has turned it into a business enterprise as described within these pages

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    1. Much is made of John, Duke of Bedford’s description of the Morgans of Tredegar House, Newport in this book, first published in 1959.The Duke’s exact words are [ the Morgans were] “ by all odds the most peculiar family I have ever come across.” Sloppy versions of this quote appear in books and on the internet. Evan Morgan, 2nd Viscount Tredegar’ botched entry has the misquote of the Morgans being "the oddest family I have ever met".This sloppiness and bad history continues on as follo [...]

    2. Staying at Hazlitt's in Soho I chanced upon this book amongst those provided in our bedroom. Having worked in castles but never having visited Woburn Abbey, I picked it up with no more of a thought than of reading the first few pages, whilst my girlfriend finished dressing for dinner. I ended up reading the first chapter and returning home found my girlfriend had bought me a copy of the 1960 edition. This is a highly engaging book and it is written most candidly. Like Cromwell telling Samuel Coo [...]

    3. To state that the early life of John, 13th Duke of Bedford was tough is probably an understatement. Somehow he came through everything with a determination to hang onto his family's legacy in spite of the way he'd been treated. And he kept his sense of humour. ONe of those stories that would be thrown out as too unlikely if it was presented as fiction.

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