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Marquess of Bath

Marquess of Bath is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1789 for Thomas Thynne, 3rd Viscount Weymouth. The Marquess holds the subsidiary titles Baron Thynne, of Warminster in the County of Wilts, and Viscount Weymouth, in the County of Dorset, created in 1682 in the Peerage of England. He is also a baronet in the Baronetage of England.


Creation date: 18 August 1789
 
Created by: King George III
 
Peerage: Peerage of Great Britain
 
First holder: Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath, previously 3rd Viscount Weymouth
 
Present holder: Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath
 
Heir apparent: Ceawlin Henry Laszlo Thynn, Viscount Weymouth
 
Remainder to: the 1st Marquess's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten.
 
Subsidiary titles: Viscount Weymouth - Baron Thynne - Baronet (of Caus Castle)



FAMILY HISTORY - unti 1800
The Thynne family descends from the soldier and courtier Sir John Thynne (died 1580), who constructed Longleat House between 1567 and 1579.

> In 1641 his great-grandson Henry Frederick Thynne was created a Baronet, of Caus Castle, in the Baronetage of England (some sources claim that the territorial designation is "Kempsford in the County of Gloucester"). He was succeeded by his son, the second Baronet. He represented Oxford University and Tamworth in the House of Commons and also served as Envoy to Sweden.

> In 1682 he was raised to the Peerage of England as Baron Thynne, of Warminster in the County of Wiltshire, and Viscount Weymouth, in the County of Dorset, with remainder to his younger brothers James Thynne (who died unmarried) and Henry Frederick Thynne and the heirs male of their bodies.
 
> In 1714 Lord Weymouth died without surviving male issue (one of his three sons, the Honourable Henry Thynne, represented Weymouth and Melcombe Regis and Tamworth in Parliament but had died in 1708, leaving only daughters) and was succeeded in the peerages (according to the special remainders) by his great-nephew, the second Viscount. He was the grandson of the aforementioned Henry Frederick Thynne, brother of the first Viscount. He married as his second wife Lady Louisa Carteret, daughter of John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, a female-line grandson of John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath (a title which had become extinct in 1711). Lord Weymouth was succeeded by his eldest son, the third Viscount. He was a prominent statesman and served as Secretary of State for the Northern Department and as Secretary of State for the Southern Department.

> In 1789 the Bath title held by his ancestors was revived when he was created Marquess of Bath in the Peerage of Great Britain.



Sir John Thynne




FAMILY HISTORY - 1800 until Present
His son, the second Marquess, sat as Tory Member of Parliament for Weobley and Bath and served as Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset.

His eldest son Thomas Thynne, Viscount Weymouth, represented Weobly in Parliament but predeceased his father by two months.

Lord Bath was therefore succeeded by his second son, the third Marquess, who died three months later. He was a Captain in the Royal Navy and also sat as Member of Parliament for Weobly.

His son, the fourth Marquess, succeeded at age six; he was Chairman of the Wiltshire County Council and Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire.

He was succeeded by his eldest son, the fifth Marquess. He was a Conservative politician and served briefly as Under-Secretary of State for India in 1895.

His second but eldest surviving son, the sixth Marquess, represented Frome in the House of Commons as a Conservative.

As of 2007 the titles are held by the latter's second but eldest surviving son, the seventh Marquess, who succeeded in 1992. He is a well-known politician, author and artist.
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 11:14:44 PM »

First holder - Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath, previously 3rd Viscount Weymouth




Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath KG (1734–1796) was a British politician who held office under George III serving as Southern Secretary, Northern Secretary and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Between 1751 and 1789 he was known as The Viscount Weymouth. He is often best known for his role in the Falklands Crisis of 1770.

He was the elder son of Thomas Thynne, 2nd Viscount Weymouth (1710—1751), and the great-grandnephew of Thomas Thynne (c. 1640–1714), who was created Baron Thynne and Viscount Weymouth in 1682.
 
His mother was Louisa (d. 1736), daughter of John Carteret, 1st Earl Granville, and a descendant, of the family of Granville who held the earldom of Bath from 1661 to 1711. The Thynnes are descended from Sir John Thynne, the builder of Longleat, the splendid seat of the family in Wiltshire. Sir John owed his wealth and position to the favour of his master, the protector Somerset; he was comptroller of the household of the Lady Elizabeth, and was a person of some importance after that princess became queen. Another famous member of this family was Thomas Thynne (1648–1682), called on account of his wealth "Tom of Ten Thousand." He is celebrated by Dryden as Issachar in Absalom and Achitophel, and was murdered in London by some Swedes in February 1682.


Born on 13 September 1734 Thomas Thynne succeeded his father as 3rd Viscount Weymouth in January 1751 and was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a short time during 1765, although he never visited that country. Having, however, become prominent in British politics he was appointed Secretary of State for the Northern Department in January 1768; he acted with great promptitude during the unrest caused by John Wilkes and the Middlesex election of 1768. He was then attacked and libeled by Wilkes, who was consequently expelled from the House of Commons.

Falklands Crisis
Before the close of 1768 he was transferred from the northern to the southern department, but he resigned in December 1770 in the midst of the dispute with Spain over the possession of the Falkland Islands.
 
American War of IndependenceIn November 1775 Weymouth returned to his former office of secretary for the southern department, undertaking in addition the duties attached to the northern department for a few months in 1779, but he resigned both positions in the autumn of that year.


In 1789 he was created Marquess of Bath, and he died in November 1796. Weymouth was a man of considerable ability, especially as a speaker. According to more modern standards, his habits were very coarse, resembling those of his friend and frequent companion Charles James Fox. Horace Walpole refers frequently to his idleness and his drunkenness, and in early life at least "his great fortune he had damaged: by such profuse play, that his house was often full of bailiffs." He married Elizabeth (died 1825), daughter of William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland, by whom he had three sons and three daughters.
 
He was High Steward of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield from 1781 until his death.
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 11:15:09 PM »

 
Present holder - Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath



Although born in London, he grew up at his family's seat, Longleat, a great Elizabethan house set in Wiltshire parkland landscaped
in the 18th century by Capability Brown. After attending Ludgrove School and Eton College he was commissioned into the Life Guards
as a lieutenant in 1951. He was then educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was president of the Bullingdon Club, and travelled
across Europe.

Realising the strength in diversity amongst people he grew to believe that Wessex would be better off as a devolved region within
the United Kingdom and stood in the February 1974 General Election as a Wessex Regionalist. Shortly after the election he was one
of the founders of the Wessex Regionalist Party. He stood for the party in the first ever elections to the European Parliament in 1979.
 
After inheriting the marquessate from his father in 1992 he sat in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat. Amongst other things
he spoke on the need for devolution for the regions of England, until he lost his place in the House of Lords after the Labour
Government's reforms excluded most of the hereditary peers.

In 1969 he married Hungarian born Anna Gael Gyarmathy, by whom he has two children, Lady Lenka Thynn and Ceawlin Thynn,
Viscount Weymouth (pronounced 'See awe lin') who were sent to the local comprehensive school. After his father's death,
he sacked Christopher, his brother, as estate comptroller and evicted him from his home.

He is known for his colourful style of dress which originated from a period as an art student in Paris during the 1950s, and is a
prolific amateur painter who has decorated rooms of his home with erotic scenes from the Kama Sutra among other sources of
inspiration. He has had openly sexual relations with over 70 women during his marriage, and has installed many of them in
estate cottages. He refers to these women as wifelets.
 
The peer passed the management of the business to his son Viscount Weymouth early in 2010. By one account,the present
Viscount intends to evict the wifelets from their estate cottages, and possibly even remove his Lordship's murals.

In 1999, he appeared in series 6, episode 4 of Time Team, which dealt with the excavation of a cave in the Cheddar Gorge,
an area of land owned by him. In March 2009, he appeared in episode 4 of Heston's Feasts. The Marquess of Bath, a book
by Nesta Wyn Ellis, initially written with Thynn's co-operation, was published in the autumn of 2010. Lord Bath's autobiography,
collectively called Strictly Private to Public Exposure, was first published as a series by Artnik Books, and since 2002 has been
republished by Top Spot Publishing. His other screen credits include an episode of Globe Trekker.
 
Artist and potter Grayson Perry interviewed the Marquess in the third of his three-part 2012 documentary series All in the
Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry which focussed on Britain's upper class.





Anna Gael Gyarmathy


Anna Thynn, Marchioness of Bath (born 27 September 1943) is an Hungarian-born aristocrat, actress and journalist.
 
She was born in Budapest as Anna Abigél Gyarmathy and she married Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath on
9 May 1969. They have a daughter Lady Lenka (born 1969), a fashion model and a son Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth.
 
She led an acting career as Anna Gael during the 1960s before deciding in 1970 to pursue a respected career as war
correspondent in Vietnam, South Africa and Northern Ireland.








   
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 11:15:29 PM »

Heir apparent - Ceawlin Henry Laszlo Thynn, Viscount Weymouth



Ceawlin Henry Laszlo Thynn, Viscount Weymouth (born 6 June 1974) is a British businessman and the second child of Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath and his wife, Anna Gael Gyarmathy. He is involved in a number of companies in the leisure, tourism, real estate and financial services sectors.

Ceawlin (pronounced See-aw-lin) Thynn attended Horningsham Primary School and Kingdown Comprehensive School in Warminster, Bedales School in Hampshire, and read economics and philosophy at University College London.
 
In 1996, he was injured in a building collapse in Paharganj, New Delhi, which killed his girlfriend, Jane Kirby, and his business partner, Crinan Wilde. The viscount blamed the resulting deafness when he was charged with disturbing his neighbours by playing loud music in 2010.

Ceawlin Thynn began his business career as an emerging markets specialist at the London investment bank Caspian Securities, before becoming a partner in Sabre Projects – a real estate development firm. At Sabre he put together a project with Group Menatep, the holding company of Russia’s then-largest oil company, Yukos, to develop an internationally branded mid-market hotel in every major city in Russia.
 
In 2008, he formed The Lion Trust, a private equity vehicle of which he is the principal. The Lion Trust invests in a range of mature and emerging markets.
 
Since June 2010, Ceawlin Thynn has been a director at Finmetron AB, a Swedish listed firm offering factoring services in Russia.
 
In 2010, Ceawlin Thynn became Executive Chairman of Wombat's Holdings GmbH – a chain of hostels in Germany and Austria – having acquired a majority stake in the company. Wombat’s hostels were voted the best in the world by customers of Hostelworld in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. In 2010, the Wombat’s City Hostel in Vienna won a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of ‘twelve years of unparalleled service’. The existing offering includes three units in Vienna comprising a total of nearly 1,000 beds, one unit in Berlin with 350 beds, one unit in Munich with 300 beds and one unit in Budapest with over 400 beds. The company is now preparing to expand into other major European cities, including London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Prague and Rome.

In January 2009, Ceawlin Thynn became chairman of Longleat Enterprises, a limited company which comprises operations at Longleat House and Safari Park on the family estate of Longleat, near Warminster in Wiltshire, as well as the commercial activities at Cheddar Gorge, in the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Following Lord Bath’s retirement in 2010, Ceawlin Thynn hired a new Chief Executive – David Bradley, formerly of Legoland. Together they have planned hired designers from Hollywood to develop new attractions in addition to the Safari Park including the ‘Jungle Kingdom’, ‘Monkey Temple’ & ‘Hunters of the Sky’.
 
Thynn and his father are trustees of the Longleat Charitable Trust, a registered charity in the United Kingdom.The Trust was established in 1996 and has focused charitable activity on relieving poverty amongst people living around the Longleat Estate and Cheddar Gorge, supporting local pensioners with their fuel bills. The Longleat Charitable trust also provides grants to local schools and churches, including the recent refurbishment of the village hall.

 




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Engagement November 2012
 
At age 38, the Viscount announced his engagement to actress and TV chef Emma McQuiston (born 1986), daughter of Mrs Suzanna McQuiston by a relationship with Oxford-educated Nigerian businessman Oladipo (Ladi) Jadesimi, of Lagos, Nigeria.

His fiancee is a much younger half-sister of Iain McQuiston (born circa 1962), husband of Lord Weymouth's half-aunt, Lady Silvy Cerne Thynne (daughter of Ceawlin's paternal grandfather the 6th Marquess of Bath by his second wife).

According to Richard Kay (13 November 2012), she was a bridesmaid at that wedding and has known her future husband since she was four years old.



Actress, celebrity chef and Britain's first black marchioness: Extraordinary life of the woman who is about to become the Marquess of Bath's daughter-in-law



His father might be famous for his harem of 'wifelets' but Ceawlin Thynne, Viscount Weymouth and son of the notorious Marquess of Bath is taking a more conventional approach to marriage.
 
But his wife-to-be is anything but the typical aristocratic bride. Not only is artist Emma McQuiston the daughter of a Nigerian oil tycoon, she's a former actress and celebrity chef.


 
Yet despite the 26-year-old's impressive CV, the soon-to-be marchioness has admitted that her presence at Longleat has raised eyebrows among some elements of the aristocracy.


'I'm not super-easily offended but it's a problem when someone's making you feel different or separate because of your race, or forming an opinion about you before they even know you.'
 
Her mother Suzanna also admits to being worried on her daughter's behalf but hopes she'll be accepted.
 
'I always felt there might be this slightly snobbish thing about anyone that's black but it seems that everybody has taken Emma into their hearts and they love her.'
 
The snobbish comments are all the more ironic because McQuiston isn't exactly a stranger to high society.




 

 


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Love the Tatler cover. As if we all wander around worrying "When will we have a black marchioness?!" 
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 01:04:16 AM »

 Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath....seems to be quite an old....um....cheeky monkey  Yikes Crap


Wifelets at war: Wall-to-wall bitchiness and a drunken catfight over chicken casserole between three of the Marquess of Bath's 74 girlfriends
This is a story of sex, love, violence, bitter rivalry, beautiful (and some rather less beautiful) women, stupefying riches and an ageing aristocrat who hobbles about on crutches, has 74 ‘wifelets’, a penchant for group sex and a rather distinctive aroma.

Oh yes, and he can swallow a mackerel whole as a party trick.

The aristocrat is, of course, the famously polygamous and very beardy Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, aka the ‘Loins’ of Longleat.

He is 79, married with two grown-up children and has a personal fortune estimated at £160 million in the Sunday Times Rich List.

And, last month, he found himself in the headlines when what started as a civilised Sunday luncheon of chicken casserole, pomegranate couscous, mixed salad leaves and home-made chocolate tart at his 10,000-acre, 16th-century estate degenerated into an orgy of drunkenness, violence and lewd suggestions involving bizarre prosthetic sex aides, followed by an emergency midnight ambulance dash to Royal United Hospital, Bath.

The incident involved three women — two of them long-term consorts.

The first is the brilliantly named Trudie Juggernauth-Sharma — a retired Mauritian model, part-time nurse, one-time art consultant and, for the past 13 years, Wifelet Number 68.

‘Though I prefer to think of myself as his girlfriend,’ she says sharply.

The second is an Irish singer of Amazonian proportions called Amanda Doyle, who claims to have spent ten of her 11 Wifelet years trying to conceive Lord Bath’s baby by IVF, likes a drink or five and has form when it comes to jealous fisticuffs.

Back in 2005, she was involved in an altercation at a posh Sotheby’s summer party with a forty-something blonde, which ended in blows and a bloody neck for the blonde.


Susanna Zallskyj (far left) and Trudie Juggernauth-Sharma,
who for the past 13 years has been Wifelet Number 68



And finally, there’s Susanna Zaliskyj, a half-Ukranian-born actress and events manager who met Lord Bath through her love affair with the son of notorious Wifelet Number 54, the late American singer Jo Jo Laine, and describes her relationship with the Marquess as ‘an intellectual relationship, not a bedding one, because I’m not into older, plump men, and he is old!’

Various reports of the drama of June 5 have leaked out of Longleat over recent weeks and all are deeply contradictory.

The initial explanation was that, yet again — and despite their septuagenarian seigneur being in poor health and on crutches after a nasty illness last year — the rival wifelets had been fighting over who was to sleep with the 7th Marquess.

Amanda then claimed in a Sunday newspaper that the fracas had been started by Trudie and was all down to her jealousy that Amanda and  79-year-old Lord Bath had been undergoing IVF treatment together (he had always fancied himself as head of a commune of children born to his various wifelets, but to date has fathered just one child by them, his other two children being from his actual wife, actress Anna Gael).

Trudie (and Susanna, also a lunch guest), meanwhile, maintained a dignified silence.

Until now when, nursing a hot milk and still on the mend four weeks after being rushed to hospital with concussion, a broken nose and assorted cuts and bruises, Trudie is keen to set the record straight on life as a wifelet (girlfriend, sorry) of Bath and what she says really happened in his Lordship’s lavish penthouse apartment that night.

it all started so nicely, with lunch for 15 in the Marquess’s private rooms and a lot of ‘very jolly chatter’.

Lord Bath was sitting at one end of the table, Trudie was sitting at the other end with Susanna next to her, and Amanda was in the middle, ‘drinking heavily’.

As lunch drew to a close, Trudie, Susanna and Lord Bath withdrew to his penthouse apartment to watch a movie. An hour or so later, a ‘very drunk’ Amanda lurched in, clutching a bottle of wine in one hand and a glass in the other.

‘She was mad, out of control and jealous — a crazy woman and her language was grotesque!’ says Trudie.

‘First she went on about how much Botox I’d had done to my face. Then she insulted my physique and my race. And then she started making provocative suggestions for me and Susanna to join her in bed with certain sex toys…’

Which is when, says Susanna, taking up the story, things took a rather nastier turn.

‘I went to make a coffee and Amanda came up from behind, banged me on the head, grabbed me round the neck and whirled me around like a rag doll.

‘She attacked me three times. Once in the kitchen and twice in Alexander’s sitting room. I was sobbing and hyperventilating and Trudie was shouting and screaming: “Do something! Stop her! Get security!” ’

What about Lord Bath, what did he do? Shout for Michael the Butler? Break up the fight with one of his crutches?

‘No. He just sat there. He seemed oblivious to what was going on. I couldn’t understand why he wasn’t intervening.

‘Apparently he’s used to turning a blind eye and switching his hearing aid off when the wifelets get out of control.’

But Susanna’s not a wifelet… ‘No, I’m not! I’m a friend, a good friend and a lunch guest — it’s just not what you expect when you go out for lunch. And he just sat there — and then suggested that we all have a nice game of chess.’

Chess?!

‘Yes. Chess! It wasn’t really what I fancied — I’d just been strangled!’

So she slipped away down the back stairs, persuaded a friend to come and collect her and headed off to stay with her elderly mother who lives in sheltered accommodation nearby, leaving Trudie and Alexander playing chess — ‘he won the first two games because I found it a bit hard to concentrate’ — and Amanda wandering about the corridors in a drunken stupor.

Until, about 11pm, when it all kicked off again.
‘From the moment I met him I thought he looked fantastic — so deadly, but so beautifully deadly'

‘I was helping Alexander get ready for bed,’ says Trudie. ‘I have a flat in London, but when I am at Longleat, I always sleep with Alexander, that’s how it works — and she (Amanda) burst in again, pushed me down on the ground, pinned my arms back and pounded my face again and again on the floor. I was terrified my neck was going to break — and it would have done if I haven’t always done so much yoga!’

Again, she called out to Lord Bath for help —‘I fell in his lap and begged, “Do something Alexander! Call security.” And again he just sat there.’

So she staggered to her feet, made her way to the bathroom, saw the blood all over her face, thought, ‘No, no, no! I am not going to tolerate this, this is too much — I’m not called The Juggernaut for nothing!’, staggered down to the security guards and called the police.

Amanda later claimed it was all ‘a fuss about nothing’ and that a few hostile, jealous words had occurred that day between her and Trudie — whereupon they got into a minor scrap.

But it all sounds very nasty indeed.And almost as shocking is that all these women are clamouring over Lord Bath in the first place. Because yes, he’s fabulously rich and, according to Susanna, ‘great fun to be with’.

But as she puts it herself, he is also ‘a very old man on two walking sticks, virtually lame and very, very large — huge in fact! I just can’t see the attraction’.

Trudie, however, is having none of it.

‘He’s a wonderful man,’ she says, suddenly dreamy behind the bruises.

‘From the moment I met him I thought he looked fantastic — so deadly, but so beautifully deadly.’

That was April 1998, they were both at a party in London and she was alternating between modelling assignments and freelance nursing work.

‘He walked with a real swagger — comfortable and confident with himself and he spoke so nicely because he’s Eton and Oxford educated.

‘And then he walked over to the buffet, picked up a mackerel, threw back his head and swallowed it whole! And I thought: “Wow!”
‘I’ve tried Viagra,’ he once remarked. ‘But I didn’t find it as useful as I would have hoped. I just rely on myself to get my own steam'

Things moved pretty quickly after that. Lord Bath invited her to Longleat for a weekend, gave her a cottage in the grounds (though she had to pay the £10,000 refurbishment costs herself), wooed her with cocktails, fresh carp and roasted peacock, wined and dined her in London and introduced her to an eclectic bunch of friends that included Jeffrey Archer, Boy George, Princess Margaret and Marco Pierre White.

‘I was so happy. We had so much in common — I like classical music and he knows the whole classical repertoire. It was like my little dream had come true. I didn’t mind that he was married. It was a really romantic affair.’

So romantic that she soon graduated from new wifelet to senior consort — or ‘the Queen on the golden throne’.

She also made it on to Bath’s ‘Wall of Fame’, or ‘Blackbeard’s Staircase’ — a dimly lit blood-red staircase lined with portraits, all painted by him, of the severed heads of wifelets past and present (who include a Chinese artist, a black model, a soft porn star, a Wessex housewife and a 17-year-old Sri Lankan).

‘I am number 68. I know because I counted them and it goes in chronological order — there are 74. I don’t consider myself a wifelet, but I’d rather be on the wall than left out — though I’d have liked my picture to look a little more beautiful. I look a little wild in it, but I had no jurisdiction to say anything.’

Indeed, the wifelets appear to have little jurisdiction over anything, because life at Longleat is carefully scheduled by Lord Bath and Michael the Butler.

So lunch is at 12.30 prompt, his afternoon nap is between 4 and 6pm, dinner is served at 8pm and Lord Bath calls on his wifelets on an informal rota system to amuse him during meal times and again at night between 10 and 11pm.

None of them actually lives in the main house, although a handful, including Trudie and Amanda (who have been rivals ever since 2000 when Amanda burst in on Trudie and Lord Bath in bed at 2.30am), have cottages on the estate.

Oh yes, and his wife of 42 years, Hungarian-born Anna Gael, conveniently spends most of her time living abroad.

In years gone by, Lord Bath put a lot of energy into decorating his famously obscene Kama Sutra room, boasting of his sexual prowess and denying any reliance on ‘little blue pills’.

‘I’ve tried Viagra,’ he once remarked. ‘But I didn’t find it as useful as I would have hoped. I just rely on myself to get my own steam.’

Viagra or not, he’s no spring chicken any more. So, er, what about the sexual side of things?

‘A lady would never talk of such things,’ gasps Trudie, appalled. ‘But everybody’s different, and rich men certainly have more prowess somehow.

‘But that Sunday night he seemed very happy just to play chess and talk. He didn’t give any indication he was waiting to have sex with anyone. And then this all happened…’

Whatever the full truth of the evening (and my money’s on Trudie and Susanna’s story), Trudie’s nose is still mis-shapen, Susanna is sporting visible bruises, Amanda has retreated behind a massive pair of sunglasses and Lord Bath has point blank refused to get involved or give a witness statement.

Which means that the police can take no further action.

So aren’t Trudie and Susanna hopping mad with their rather ignoble friend or boyfriend?

‘I’m a little bit disappointed he hasn’t said anything to me about it all,’ says Susanna.

‘It does feel a bit Upstairs, Downstairs, as if there’s one rule for us and one rule for him. If someone had been assaulted at my house they’d have been arrested and charged.

‘But I can understand his position. He’s aristocracy, so it’s kind of tricky for him to get involved in this kind of thing.’

Trudie — who has never asked for money or gifts and never cheated on Lord Bath during their 13 years together — is even more forgiving.

‘I worry for him, stuck there with that mad, violent, drunken woman. He’s the one we should be concerned about.’

But what about her injuries?

‘Well, I showed him my face and he said, “Oh dear, that’s really bad” and he was a bit worried that I might sue him, but of course I’m not going to because I don’t blame him.

‘You see, at the end of the day, he’s a national treasure. He’s one of the few real English gentlemen left and people love him and all that he stands for.’

English gentleman? To me, he sounds more like a philandering old fool, too weak to stand up to his myriad lovers when their jealous rages spiral out of control.

But then, of course, I’ve never witnessed him swallowing an entire mackerel down in one.


Amanda Doyle claims to have spent ten of her 11 Wifelet years
trying to conceive Lord Bath's baby by IVF



The Marquess of Bath with Trudie, whom he met at a party.
At the time she was alternating between modelling assignments and freelance nursing work
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 01:29:41 AM »

I wonder what the son will do when the old man kicks the bucket
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 07:37:26 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 09:29:24 PM »

Rofl "Loins" of Longleat! What a character!  Laughing
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 03:37:41 AM »

Thanks PeDe  Star
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 04:38:16 AM »

A colourful tribe in more ways than one.
Thanks for the entertaining read, PeDe.
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2013, 08:19:05 AM »

Wow Pede....just wow. Star

I hope I never see that man swallow a whole mackerel because it apparently drives a woman insane. Although now I know who to tell my mother I am interested in dating the next time she complains about my status as a old maid...27 is so over the hill in her southern fried mind. I can just see the scene at Christmas," Mama could you pass the string bean casserole and oh by the way I'm going to a wifelet. The 75th wifelet to be exact."
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2013, 09:37:52 PM »

What a bunch of whackadoodles. To each their own, I guess.
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2013, 05:52:22 PM »

What a unique bunch.

I cannot wait to read about and see pictures of their nuptials.
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"I think the Duchess of Cambridge is a regressive figure. Kate did a great job marrying up, but bagging a rich man is now seen by many as a serious career move, which can't be right. What happened to having a fulfilling job & your own money? I can't stand educated women who don't work." Wendy Holden
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