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The Marquess of Bath

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The day we visit Lord Bath, Longleat is out of season. It’s grey and raining, and even the stone lions dotted around the grounds look miserable. We’re met at the house’s rear entrance by a personal aide to the Right Honourable Marquess (‘ring the white bell marked ‘tradesmen and deliveries’ we were told in our correspondence ahead of time) who tells us to speak up during the interview. “Lord Bath is 76,” he says, “and quite deaf.” We are then led into the building through catacombs of dimly-lit maroon corridors, past spiral staircases and personal chefs. Finally we arrive at…

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The Teba Jacket

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Images of southern Spain, usually composed of matadors, barrels of sherry, women in flamenco dresses and orange trees wilting in the heat, do not commonly include tweed jackets. It’s rarely cold enough in Andalucia to don even a waistcoat, never mind a full tweed ensemble. Yet during the 1930s there emerged, from the royal and aristocratic country set, an Andalucian take on the Hacking Jacket that came to be known as the Teba Jacket. It was named after the snappily titled Don Carlos Mitjans y Fitz-James Stuart, XXI Conde de Teba y XV Conde de Baños, Grande de España, or…

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