Friday, March 24, 2017

A Kind Reader Sends A delightful Insight


A Kind Reader named Cindy gifted us with this clipping from the history of the Manchesters.  It originated from the  Chicago Tribune The date of publication is May 12, 1935.

I guess some things do not change.  I wonder if Laura, Duchess of Manchester, will include this in her own postings?

Article:

DUKE OF MANCHESTER DONS PRISON CLOTHES AND EATS JAIL FARE
"LONDON, May 11.-UP)-The duke of Manchester, clad in drab prison garb instead of the double-breasted gray suit he wore in court yesterday when be was sentenced to nine months' Imprisonment for fraud, cooled his heels today in a South London jail while his lawyers attempted to gain his pending appeal.
The portly duke, who was found guilty of obtaining $3,250 through pawning jewels belonging to the estate of his late American born mother, breakfasted on the usual prison fare of bread, and tea.
HIe was housed In the prison hos- pital because of a bad heart."


                                                                 Different Duke, same habits