lord lucan mystery
She is a woman who is today defined by a single event that happened 43 years ago - and now, and for the first time, the Dowager Countess of Lucan is having her say about the greatest British mystery of the 20th Century.
I know, I know - as one of the leading Lord Lucan pundits, it's been egg on my face, utter humiliation, and also the distinct possibility of being asked to reconsider my position, perhaps with the aid of a bottle of whisky and a pearl-handled revolver.
Since 1974, there have been very few clues - whatsoever - about what happened to Lord Lucan. But the very few clues there have been all indicate that Lord Lucan did indeed manage to flee the country... And started up a new life in Africa or perhaps India... And could quite easily be celebrating his 80th birthday this week...
The Lord Lucan Scandal - 40 Years on 10 Things You Never Knew About the Most Enduring Mystery of the 20th Century
In the past four decades, there have been any number of theories as to what might have happened to this raffish, good-looking gambler. Did he escape to South Africa, to South America, or even to Alaska? Or did he take his own life after realising that his final throw of the dice had - yet again - ended in abject failure.
For better or worse, Lucan is a part of our culture. It's unfortunate, but there it is. How ever distasteful it may be for his family, Lord Lucan is now public property, and it would be facile to pretend otherwise. Though Lucan may be their father, we all now have a share in him.
This story feels so engrained in the history of London aristocracy turned rotten that it didn't feel that much more could
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