R is for L E Rees

This picture of a Regency rake contemplating his ruined fortunes hangs above my desk. It adequately conveys my feelings after I posted Q is for Queen’s Regiment which got worse each time I revised it. To the right of The Bitterness of Dawn I have an albumen portrait of Captain F H M Sitwell, aideContinue reading “R is for L E Rees”

K is for Lord Mark Kerr

Mark Ralph George Kerr (1817-1900) was born at Newbattle Abbey in Scotland. He was the tenth child and fourth son of William Kerr 6th Marquess of Lothian by his second wife Harriet Montagu-Scott, daughter of the 3rd Duke of Buccleugh. Lord Mark set his sights on a career in the army, and purchased an ensigncyContinue reading “K is for Lord Mark Kerr”