Saturday, 7 November 2020

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 many believe him to be long dead, his remains attached to a rope and stone, many fathoms under the English Channel.

The 7th Earl was officially declared dead by a court of law in 1999 and, though no proof exists of his decease, a death certificate was issued in 2016.

His son George has now succeeded to the earldom as 8th Earl and has an heir, styled Lord Bingham, born in 2020.

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.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Patrick Marnham has just written an excellent new book War in the Shadows about the French Resistance. I’m possibly biased because I knew many of the principal,characters in my youth.