Monday, April 11, 2011

Captain Burnaby

Captain Edwyn Sherard Burnaby (1830-1883) of the Grenadier Guards in the Crimean War. Photo by Roger Fenton, 1855. He was a Conservative Party Member of Parlement (MP) from 1880 until his death.

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  1. He is a brother to Caroline Louisa Cavendish-Bentinck, one of Queen Elizabeth's great-grandmothers.

  2. Interesting! Bentinck is a Dutch name. In 1688 we invaded England, resulting in the Prince of Orange (the leader of The Netherlands) also becoming the King of England. His best friend Hans Bentinck also made the trip to England. He became the Earl of Portland, his great-grandson was an UK Prime Minister.


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