Lord Nicholas Hervey
Member of British Aristocracy
Lord Nicholas Hervey
Lord Frederick William Charles Nicholas Wentworth Hervey was the only child born to the 6th Marquess of Bristol by his second wife (m. 1960) Lady Juliet Wentworth-FitzWilliam.
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Amor vincit omnia - Women Travellers - ILAB
Google News - over 5 years
She lived in Venice for a while, hoping to meet him again, but he was at that time more interested in her rival in love, Lord Hervey. She did not go home again for twenty-two years, living instead in a succession of cottages in Brescia,
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Book Review 194: The Great Man - Maui News (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
The gossipy Lord Hervey is labeled the “under-Queen,” and many another character of the time, some of them rather complex personalities, is categorized as briefly. The writing style is engaging, though an American will miss a lot of references to late
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SHE ROSE TO CONQUER
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LEAD: EMMA, LADY HAMILTON By Flora Fraser. Illustrated. 356 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $24.95. EMMA, LADY HAMILTON By Flora Fraser. Illustrated. 356 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $24.95. FLORA FRASER - daughter of the biographer Lady Antonia Fraser and granddaughter of the dowager biographer Elizabeth, Countess of Longford - has produced a
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BREAKING BUTTERFLIES
NYTimes - over 30 years
THE PROSE WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE Volume II: The Major Works, 1725-1744. Edited by Rosemary Cowler. 529 pp. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books. $49.50. EXACTLY 50 years ago the first volume of this edition of Alexander Pope's prose works was published, most of it containing the essays he contributed to The Spectator and The Guardian. They show how neatly
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WRITING WELL IS THE BEST REVENGE
NYTimes - over 30 years
WHEN, in August 1929, the art critic Thomas Earp adversely criticized both D. H. Lawrence's introduction to a catalogue of his paintings, and the paintings themselves, Lawrence wrote and published the following poem: I heard a little chicken chirp: My name is Thomas, Thomas Earp! And I can neither paint nor write I only can set other people right.
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    THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 36
    Died in 1998.
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    Lord Nicholas Hervey was found dead in his Chelsea flat on 26 January 1998 at the age of 36, having hanged himself.
    More Details Hide Details He never married and had no children. His half-brother, the 7th Marquess of Bristol, died less than a year later. Notes Citations
    He suffered from depression as an adult and committed suicide in early 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Lord Nicholas's mother was the only child of the wealthy 8th Earl Fitzwilliam; she was 13 years old when her father died in a small aircraft crash that also killed his intended second wife Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington, sister of John F. Kennedy, in 1948. Lady Juliet was the sole heir to her father's estate, then estimated at £45 million. As an adult, she ran a family stud farm.
  • 1996
    Age 34
    In 1996, she married a third time and is now known as Lady Juliet Tadgell.
    More Details Hide Details Nicholas's father's final marriage was to his private secretary, Yvonne Sutton. The couple had three additional children, such that Nicholas's other half-siblings were Frederick Hervey, 8th Marquess of Bristol, at whose Catholic christening Nicholas stood godfather, and the media personalities Lady Victoria Hervey and Lady Isabella Hervey. Nicholas was known as a keen traditionalist. He was educated at Eton, Yale and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. At Eton he was "an industrious boy with plenty of initiative"; he took part in the House debate, and during his last two halves (terms) was in the House Library (i.e., a prefect). He founded and was president of the Burlington Society, a fine arts society with an emphasis on modern art.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 29
    In 1991 he was forced to declare bankruptcy due to lawyers' debts of £38,000 (which his trustees refused to fund), following the failure of the lawsuit he and his elder half-brother brought against the principal beneficiaries of the will of their father, i.e., his third wife and their young children.
    More Details Hide Details His own mother, while on the Sunday Times Rich List (in 2003 her wealth was estimated at £45,000,000), did not act to prevent the bankruptcy, which immediately preceded his entry into a clinic. She subsequently declared that "he was never himself again" after the clinic stay. He suffered from severe depression and became increasingly reclusive. His landlady said that he "drew no shred of comfort from the high rank and great riches to which he was born" and that "he was a recluse, in the sense that he was heavily sedated and slept all day – a typical schizophrenic. He was very quiet, very Old Etonian. He was a nice guy, but very 'out of it'. Nobody visited him here, except sometimes we would hear someone come and take him out to dinner."
  • 1989
    Age 27
    Through the League, which his father had subsidised for many years, he became friendly with Gregory Lauder-Frost, who introduced him to numerous right-wing conservative activities. One such event, on 25 September 1989, was the Western Goals Institute dinner at Simpson's-in-the-Strand, chaired by Lord Sudeley, for the President of El Salvador, Alfredo Cristiani, and his inner cabinet.
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  • 1983
    Age 21
    In 1983 Lord Nicholas was diagnosed as suffering from mild schizophrenia which was treated with the usual drugs; in 1986 he graduated from Yale University, and in 1991, voluntarily underwent treatment in a clinic.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1979
    Age 17
    He was a leading member of the International Monarchist League. He was elected President of its International Youth Association (under 21s) in February 1979 and recruited numerous new members.
    More Details Hide Details In 1985 he became a Vice-Chancellor of the League proper, and made the formal toast to the guests, The Prince and Princess of Lippe, at the League's Annual Dinner in the Cholmondeley Room, the House of Lords, on 1 April 1986. In later years he allowed his membership and vice-chancellorship to lapse.
    He was also a member of the Agricultural and Political Societies, leaving Eton at Christmas 1979 with A-levels in French, Spanish and Economics.
    More Details Hide Details At Yale he took a degree in the History of Art and studied Economics in depth. In 1981 he founded the Rockingham Club, a Yale social club for descendants of royalty and aristocracy, which was later modified to allow membership to the children of the "super-wealthy". The Club and Nicholas Hervey were profiled in Andy Warhol's Interview magazine but was dissolved shortly thereafter in 1986. (Nicholas' older half-brother John was posthumously reported to be a friend of Andy Warhol.) He was a member, through his mother, of the Turf Club, a gentlemen's club in Carlton House Terrace in central London connected to horse racing. His sister Helena attended Bristol University.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born in 1961.
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