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Henry Somerset (December 7, 1849 – October 10, 1932)

Lord Henry Richard Charles Somerset PC, DL, JP (7 December 1849 – 10 October 1932) was a British Conservative politician and composer of popular music. He served as Comptroller of the Household under Benjamin Disraeli between 1874 and 1879. Somerset married Lady Isabella Caroline Somers-Cocks, the eldest daughter and co-heir of Charles Somers-Cocks, 3rd Earl Somers, on 6 February 1872. They had one child, Henry Charles Somers Augustus (1874–1945), but their marriage collapsed after a few years because of Lord Henry's infatuation with a young man of seventeen year. As a result, he withdrew to Italy, while his wife was ostracised from society for having made public, contrary to the conventions of the time, why she had left him. She died in March 1921. Somerset remained a widower until his death in October 1932, aged 82. His only son married Lady Katherine, a daughter of William Beauclerk, 10th Duke of St Albans, and their grandson David Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort, succeeded to the dukedom of Beaufort in 1984.

Timeline & Places:

December 7, 1849: born.

1850s: lived at Badminton House, Badminton House, Badminton GL9 1DB, Regno Unito

October 10, 1932: died. Buried at St Michael and All Angels, Church Lane, Little Badminton, Badminton GL9 1AB, Regno Unito

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1544067569
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