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New Years Honours 2018
From The New Years Honours 2018 list released 29 Dec 2017

Three Notable Honorees:

Lady Antonia Fraser, DBE Member of the Companions of Honour
Author and Historian. For Services to Literature. *1 *2

Ringo Star
( Richard Starkey, MBE ) Knight Bachelor
Musician. For Services to Music.

Last of the living Beatles to be Knighted

Dr. Joseph John Morrow Commander of the Order of the British Empire
President, Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland
For public service to Mental Health.

Lord Lyon King of Arms for Scotland

*1 Lady Antonia Fraser, was born as Lady Antonia Margaret Caroline Packenham,
eldest child and daughter of Frank Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford.

The Pakenhams were a very prominent Anglo-Irish family. The earldom was an Irish Peerage, In 1821 a subsidiary title was created, the Barony of Silchester in the Peerage of the United Kingdom which gave the 2nd Earl of Longford and his successors the right to a seat in the English House of Lords. The current 8th Earl of Longford, brother to Lady Antonia, doesn’t use his title and goes by the name of Thomas Pakenham.

Some of Lady Antonia’s books:

“Mary Queen of Scots”, 1969
“Cromwell, Our Chief of Men”, 1973
“King James VI and I”, 1974
“King Charles II”, 1979
“The Six Wives of Henry VIII”, 1996
“The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605”, 1996
“Marie Antoinette”, 2001
“Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King”, 2006
“ Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832”, 2013

*2 See also our entry for Longford

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