The Earl of Lucan – criminal doofus

December 8, 2010


Been reading more stuff in Great Rivals in History. About the Earl of Lucan. It was a family called the Bingham’s. ‘They ruled vast Irish estates. It was a Bingham who ordered a thousand shipwrecked survivors of the Spanish Armada butchered on the beach as they washed ashore. It was also the Binghams who enriched themselves while Irish peasants gnawed at potatoes in thatched huts.’ Lovely family

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