Traditional Britain Dinner 2016 with The Earl of Burford - 14th May

Saturday, 14th May 2016 7:00pm

London, St James

Traditional Britain Dinner 2016 with The Earl of Burford - 14th May

This year's Traditional Britain Group Annual Dinner will take place in a prestigious location in central London on Saturday 14th May 2016: 7 for 7.30 p.m. Our guest-of-honour is The Earl of Burford, a direct descendant of King Charles II, and Nell Gwyn (of whom he wrote & published a biography in 2005), the 51 year-old eldest son and heir to His Grace the Duke of St.Albans.


The Earl of Burford, is a colourful character. He first encountered fame during a 1999 debate on Tony Blair's House of Lords Act. After listening to the debate while seated on the first step of the Throne, as was his right as the eldest son of a Duke, he leapt to his feet, crossed the floor of the House, stood on the Speaker's seat, the Woolsack, and declared the Bill a treason to the life and culture of Britain, insisting that hereditary peers should retain their right to sit and vote in the House.

Subsequently, the Earl stood as the first ever candidate for the short-lived right-wing Democratic Party at the 1999 Kensington & Chelsea by-election (a very safe Tory seat). His campaign manager, the almost legendary John Gouriet, former Monday Clubber and head of the group Freedom in Action, said that "My Lord Burford feels very strongly as a true patriot that the Conservative Party has failed completely to stop the revolutionary march of socialism."

Through his father he is the heir of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, and has played a prominent role in promoting the Oxford theory that his ancestor wrote the works of William Shakespear. He also claims that the Earl of Oxford was the real author of works attributed to other Elizabethan writers, including John Lyly, George Gascoigne, and Thomas Watson, and he regularly lectures on Oxfordian subjects in the United States.

In 2010 he published "Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom: The True History of Shakespeare and Elizabeth", in which he espouses a version of the Prince Tudor theory which holds that Oxford was the lover of Queen Elizabeth 1st and that he fathered Henry Wriothesly, 3rd Earl of Southampton. He supports the most radical version of the theory, which adds the claim that Oxford himself was the queen's son, and thus the father of his own half-brother.

Dress is strictly Black Tie and tickets are £60 each (£55 for patrons and full members) exclusive of wines, which guests may purchase upon arrival. Book early!

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