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Jean Alexander (born Jean Alexander Hodgkinson, 1926 – 2016)

This Liverpudlian actress “preferred cats to men”. Best known for playing Hilda Ogden in Coronation Street from 1964 to 1987, Jean Alexander also appeared...

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Boothby KBE (born Robert Boothby, also known as Bob Boothby, 1900 – 1986)

Eton and Oxford educated paedophile Lord Boothby was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Winston Churchill from 1926 to 1929. An advocate of the UK’s entry...

Margaretta Large Fitler Murphy Rockefeller (known as “Happy Rockefeller”, née Margaretta Large Fitler)

The widow of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908 – 1979) is happy by name and happy by nature. A great-granddaughter of George Gordon Meade, the...

American masters

Two works from American galleries on display at Masterpiece   Business on the opening day at Masterpiece 2014 was brisk with one dealership, Symbolic & Chase,...

The Rt. Hon. Margaret Bondfield PC (1873 – 1953)

“The name’s Bondfield, Margaret Bondfield”: This left-winger was the first female Cabinet Minister in the UK and the only woman present at the Accession...

A prime bargain

A happy hour with a difference launches at The Palm in London’s Belgravia   Opened in May 2009, The Palm replaced the legendary restaurant Drones of...

We're still at The Sherry

The $95 million apartment of the world’s richest travel agent remains for sale after six months of marketing   The Sherry-Netherland is one of New York’s...

BT phone home

The future for red telephone boxes   The red telephone box is something that tourists often cite as being symbolic of Britain. Just like the red...

Tarred by Paparazzi

The bonfire sale of a monster of a mansion that has had a $15 million price reduction   A property was first built at 10425 West...
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