Monday, 9 December 2013

7th Earl's Havoc

Patrick Marnham wrote a book entitled Trail Of Havoc.

This is a favourite of mine, telling the tale of the 7th Earl of Lucan, missing since 1974.

"Missing" is a misnomer, since most believe him to be long dead, his remains attached to a rope and stone, many fathoms under the English Channel.

His son and heir, George, styled Lord Bingham, has still not succeeded to the earldom because a death certificate has never been issued.

However, the 7th Earl was officially declared dead by a court of law in 1999, though no proof exists of his decease.

7th  Earl of Lucan

Despite it being a true story, Trail of Havoc reads like a terrific "whodunit".

Lucan Arms courtesy of European Heritage.  First published in December, 2011.

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