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A 30,000 word biographical sketch on the homosexual peer Evan Frederic Morgan, Viscount Tredegar, 1893-1949, with many photographs of Evan and his followers and his two sham wives, Lois Sturt and Princess Olga Dolgoruky. The second half of the book contains a full transcript of Evan's Court Martial in 1943 for offences against the Official Secrets Acts. Evan Morgan was more at home in a Doge's Palace of the 15th Century than in this own time.
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Evan Morgan, poet, artist, and escapist, the last Viscount Tredegar shocked his way through Eton, Oxford, Rome, North Africa, Bali, Canada and America. The Bright Young Things of London's Café Royal Society toasted him in aphorisms. Ogling dowagers indulged him whilst his straight-laced 'hunting, shooting and fishing' family was shaken by his escapades. In the Great War he dodged rat-infested trenches on account of a weak chest. Claiming he was renouncing pleasure and his birth right, He turned to mysticism and Roman Catholicism, studying at Beda College, Rome, Whilst acting as a Papal Chamberlain at the Vatican. In WW2 he was working at Wing House, in the Special Section Carrier Pigeon Service. An incautious comment was made in front of two visitors from the Girl Guide movement The girls were at Wing House as part of a publicity campaign for the Guides and this lead to his downfall. The irony is, that Evan, who claimed a special affinity to birds, Should be brought down to earth by a carrier pigeon! This book will amuse and inform 'Evanites' . It contains a detailed biographical sketch of Evan, and many images. With 500 footnotes for scholars who wish to follow up Evan's erratic but fascinating life.About the Author:
William Cross is a writer, lecturer and researcher based in Newport, Gwent, South Wales, UK. He is the author/ co author of four books on members of the Morgan family of Tredeger House, Newport, and five books on the Herberts ( Carnarvons ) of Highclere Castle ( Downton Abbey ). Will is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a member of the Society of Authors. William Cross is available to give a variety of talks, illustrated lectures and presentations on all his books. He is also happy to give talks/ workshops and lectures on various aspects of Scottish history and Scottish genealogy. Will is a regular lecturer at the Society of Genealogists, London on Scottish topics. He has given talks/ lectures to many groups across the UK, including Probus, Woman's Institute, U3A and local history organizations.
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Book Description William P.Cross, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1905914156