‘Honoured that you are writing my father’s biography’ the late Tony Benn, ‘...wonderfully written’ Hilary Benn

‘Sparkles with fascinating detail…a remarkable story of Liberal and Labour politics in the first half of the twentieth century.’ Michael Crick, Political Correspondent, Channel 4 News

‘Casts much light both on the evolution of British radicalism, and on the legacy which he bequeathed to his son, Tony. Professor Vernon Bogdanor, King's College, London

‘Brilliant biography…wonderful reading about the father and...discovering more about the son.’ Steve Richards of The Independent

‘Well-written and carefully researched, this fascinating biography brings to life a major figure in British political history…an excellent job of weaving together the strands of a complex life…as well as filling in the background of the Benn family’ Richard Doherty, military historian

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Nick Clegg and the Prince of Wales' Funeral

Before the 2010 election the Liberal Democrats were generally ignored by the British press.

There was an amusing sign of how much things have changed in the Times Culture magazine on 30 September 2012. An article about the death of Henry Stuart, Prince of Wales, who died in 1612, somehow contrived to mention Nick Clegg in a discussion of the cost of Henry's funeral - even though it was 400 years ago!

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