Tag archives: Longleat House

Family Affair
By Richard Mineards   |   April 23, 2020

My item on the death of the 7th Marquess of Bath from the coronavirus at 87 prompted a response from Santa Barbara record producer Alan Parsons. Alex Thynn‘s father, Henry, was married to Alan’s aunt, Virginia Parsons, his second marriage. “They had a daughter Silvy, so she is a genuine cousin,” says Alan, who has […]

Losing the Loins of Longleat
By Richard Mineards   |   April 16, 2020

Alexander Thynn, the 7th Marquess of Bath, owner of the Elizabethan stately pile, Longleat House, who has died at the age of 87 after contracting COVID-19, was one of Britain’s most colorful and eccentric aristocrats. At an imposing 6’5″, with flowing shoulder length hair and straggly beard, and colorful outfits more befitting Woodstock, the Old […]