A noble family and the fall of the British Empire

A noble family and the fall of the British Empire Ishbel Countess of Aberdeen entertains Gladstone - a close friend - at dinner.
Fortune’s Many Houses: A Victorian Visionary, a Noble Scottish Family, and a Lost inheritance by Simon Welfare (Simon & Schuster, £25.00) Here in Ireland for many people in the early 20th century (and some even now) the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen were figures of folklore among many nationalists, as both Lord Lieutenant Johnny Gordon and…
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