Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Those Bonham Carters in full

As I often argue, the obituaries in the Daily Telegraph are the finest thing in the newspaper. It is worth registering for its website just to read them.

I have just come across the paper's obituary of Raymond Bonham Carter from January. He was the grandson of the Liberal prime minister Herbert Asquith, the son of "Bongie" Bonham Carter (who must have been a friend of Lord Bonkers) and the father of Helena.

All of which points to the pleasing fact that Helena Bonham Carter is Asquith's great granddaughter.

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