THE MARKENFIELD IRREGULAR issue 37
It is with the greatest sadness that we mark the death of Viscount Norwich, the historian and campaigner, who has been such a powerful and effective friend of Markenfield. Always known as John Julius Norwich, he was held in great affection by all who knew him. His erudition was matched with great charm and sense of humour, all of which made his company a delight.
Equally attractive was his enthusiasm for the causes he espoused, for which he always found time in spite of labour for his 23 books ranging from across a wide range of the history of some of our civilisation’s landmarks, including Venice, Byzantium, Shakespeare, the Popes and Sicily, all intensely readable. On top of this… continue reading
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