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Eccentrics of the Regency: Francis Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford

Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford (11 March 1777 – 1 March 1842), styledViscount Beauchamp between 1793 and 1794 and Earl of Yarmouth between 1794 and 1822, was a British Tory politician and art collector. Seymour-Conway was the son of Francis Seymour-Conway, 2nd … Continue reading

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Eccentrics of the Regency Period Series: “The Golden Ball” or Edward Hughes Ball Hughes

Edward Hughes Ball Hughes, also known as “The Golden Ball,” was an English dandy infamous for his extravagant lifestyle. Born in May 1798, Hughes was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He spent some time in the 7th Hussars … Continue reading

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Eccentrics of the Regency Period Series: Richard Barry, 7th Earl of Barrymore

  For today, we’ll take an look at another of the Prince Regent’s inner circle, a man known by one and all as “Hellgate,” Richard Barry, 7th Earl of Barrymore. Richard Barry, 7th Earl of Barrymore (14 August 1769 – 6 … Continue reading

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