Splendour & Squalor: Marcus Scriven

Victor Hervey returns to Ickworth…

Click here for a report on Victor’s funeral, held at Ickworth on 7th October 2010, twenty-five years after his death in Monte Carlo.

The only property at Ickworth now in Hervey family hands is the church, bought by John Bristol shortly before his wedding. But Victor’s sole surviving son, Frederick Hervey, 8th Marquess of Bristol, can perhaps take encouragement from the example of the St Clair-Erskines, Earls of Rosslyn. The 5th Earl beggared the family, but his great-grandson, Peter St Clair-Erskine, the 7th Earl (born 1958; a policeman who heads the Royal protection squad), retains ownership of his family’s place of worship – Rosslyn Chapel, which features prominently in the Da Vinci Code.

The House of Lords

The House of Lords, apparently ‘reformed’, continues to demonstrate that ‘the new elite has developed the self-regard and advanced sense of entitlement of the old aristocracy without the intervening centuries of uneven service and sporadic self-sacrifice’ [from the epilogue of Splendour & Squalor]:

Forthcoming Talks by Marcus Scriven

Wednesday 1st June: Hintlesham Hall, Suffolk. Lunchtime. Plse click here for further information. This event is now closed.

Thursday 2nd June: Suffolk Book League, Ipswich Institute, Tavern Street, Ipswich. Evening. Please click here for further information. This event is now closed.

Thursday 14th July: The Bedford Swan Hotel, The Embankment, Bedford. Lunchtime. Please telephone 01234 369903 for further information.


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