John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer

John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer

Born Jan 24, 1924

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1924 Birth Born on January 24, 1924.


1944 20 Years Old Lord Spencer was educated at Eton, the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, and the Royal Agricultural College. A Captain in the Royal Scots Greys, Lord Spencer fought in the Second World War from 1944 to 1945, and was Mentioned in Despatches.
1947 23 Years Old From 1947 to 1950, Lord Spencer served as Aide-de-Camp to then-Governor of South Australia, Willoughby Norrie. … Read More


1954 30 Years Old 1 More Event
He served as Equerry to King George VI (1950–52) and to Queen Elizabeth II (1952–54), and was invested as a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) in 1954.


1969 45 Years Old Lord Spencer and Frances were separated in April 1969.


1976 52 Years Old Frances later married Peter Shand Kydd and Lord Spencer married Raine, Countess of Dartmouth on 14 July 1976, the former wife of the 9th Earl of Dartmouth, and the daughter and only child of the romantic novelist Barbara Cartland and Alexander McCorquodale.


1992 68 Years Old Lord Spencer died on 29 March 1992 at The Wellington Hospital, London. … Read More
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