The Marquess of Bath
Arms of the Marquess of Bath
|Marquess of Bath|
30 June 1992
|Preceded by||Henry Thynne|
Hon. Alexander George Thynne
6 May 1932
Anna Gyarmathy (m. 1969)
|Occupation||Politician, artist, author|
Alexander George Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath (born 6 May 1932), styled Viscount Weymouth between 1946 and 1992, is an English politician, artist, and author. He was ranked 359th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2009 with an estimated wealth of £157 million.
The Sunday Times Rich List 2009 was published on 26 April 2009.
Although born in London, he grew up at his family's seat, Longleat, a great Elizabethan house set in Wiltshire parkland landscaped in the 18th century by Capability Brown.After attending Ludgrove School and Eton College, he was commissioned into the Life Guards as a lieutenant in 1951. He was then educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was president of the Bullingdon Club, and travelled across Europe.
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Longleat is an English stately home and the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. It is a leading and early example of the Elizabethan prodigy house. It is adjacent to the village of Horningsham and near the towns of Warminster and Westbury in Wiltshire and Frome in Somerset. It is noted for its Elizabethan country house, maze, landscaped parkland and safari park. The house is set in 1,000 acres (400 ha) of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, with 4,000 acres (1,600 ha) of let farmland and 4,000 acres (1,600 ha) of woodland, which includes a Center Parcs holiday village. It was the first stately home to open to the public, and the Longleat estate includes the first safari park outside Africa.
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After inheriting the marquessate from his father in 1992, he sat in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat. Among other things, he spoke on the need for devolution for the regions of England, until he lost his place in the House of Lords after the Labour Government's reforms excluded most of the hereditary peers.
Marquess of Bath is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1789 for Thomas Thynne, Viscount Weymouth. The Marquess holds the subsidiary titles Baron Thynne, of Warminster in the County of Wiltshire , and Viscount Weymouth, both created in 1682 in the Peerage of England. He is also a baronet in the Baronetage of England.
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In 1969, he married Hungarian-born Anna Gyarmathy, also known as Anna Gael,by whom he has two children, Lady Lenka Abigail Thynn and Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth, who were sent to the local comprehensive school. After his father's death, he sacked Christopher, his brother, as estate controller and evicted him from his home. Lord Bath has also acknowledged an illegitimate daughter born circa 2000.
Anna Thynn, Marchioness of Bath, also known by her stage name Anna Gaël, is a Hungarian actress and war correspondent.
Ceawlin Henry Laszlo Thynn, Viscount Weymouth is a British businessman and the second child of Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, and his wife, Anna Gyarmathy. He is involved in a number of companies in the leisure, tourism, real estate and financial services sectors.
Born with the family name Thynne, he dropped the "e" in 1976, as he wanted it to be pronounced to rhyme with "pin" and not "pine". He is known for his colourful style of dress, which he acquired as an art student in Paris in the 1950s,and is a prolific amateur painter who has decorated rooms of his home with erotic scenes from the Kama Sutra. He has openly had sexual relations with over seventy women during his marriage, and has installed many of them in estate cottages. He refers to these women as wifelets.
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The Marquess passed the management of the business to his son Viscount Weymouth early in 2010.By one account, the Viscount intends to evict the wifelets from their estate cottages, and possibly remove some of his father's murals. Some of the murals were removed, which caused a rift and led to a boycott by the Marquess of his son's marriage to Emma McQuiston.
In 1999, he appeared in series 6, episode 4 of Time Team , which dealt with the excavation of a cave in the Cheddar Gorge, an area of land owned by him. From 2000 to 2009 Animal Park , a television documentary about the life of keepers and animals at Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire, England, aired over 9 series on the BBC. It also covered the daily life of workers in Longleat House, the estate and the gardens and regularly featured items about Lord Bath himself.
In March 2009, he appeared in episode 4 of Heston's Feasts . The Marquess of Bath, a book by Nesta Wyn Ellis, initially written with Bath's co-operation, was published in the autumn of 2010. [ citation needed ]Lord Bath's autobiography, collectively called Strictly Private to Public Exposure, was first published as a series by Artnik Books, and since 2002 has been republished by Top Spot Publishing. His other screen credits include an episode of Globe Trekker . He plays an aristocrat in the music video for the Pet Shop Boys song "Rent".
Artist and potter Grayson Perry interviewed the Marquess in the third of his three-part 2012 documentary series All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry which focused on Britain's upper class.
In 2014 he appeared in All Change at Longleat, a three-part documentary of some of the issues as he passed the running of the house to his son.
Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath, KG, PC, of Longleat in Wiltshire, was a British politician who held office under King George III. He served as Southern Secretary, Northern Secretary and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Between 1751 and 1789, he was known as the 3rd Viscount Weymouth. He is possibly best known for his role in the Falklands Crisis of 1770.
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Henry Frederick Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath, JP, styled Lord Henry Thynne until 1916 and Viscount Weymouth between 1916 and 1946, was a British aristocrat, landowner, and Conservative Party politician.
Thomas Henry Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath, styled Viscount Weymouth until 1896, was a British landowner and Conservative politician. He held ministerial office as Under-Secretary of State for India in 1905 and Master of the Horse between 1922 and 1924. He was also involved in local politics and served as Chairman of Wiltshire County Council between 1906 and his death in 1946.
John Alexander Thynne, 4th Marquess of Bath, styled Viscount Weymouth between March and June 1837, was a British peer and a diplomat for almost sixty years.
Henry Frederick Thynne, 3rd Marquess of Bath, styled Lord Henry Thynne until January 1837 and Viscount Weymouth between January and March 1837, was a British naval commander and politician.
Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath KG, styled Viscount Weymouth from 1789 until 1796, was a British peer.
Lord Henry Frederick Thynne PC, DL was a British Conservative politician. He served under Benjamin Disraeli as Treasurer of the Household between 1875 and 1880.
Thomas Thynne, 1st Viscount Weymouth was a British peer in the peerage of England.
Sir John Thynne was the steward to Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset and a member of parliament. He was the builder of Longleat House and his descendants became Marquesses of Bath.
Henry Frederick Carteret, 1st Baron Carteret PC (1735–1826), of Haynes, Bedfordshire, was Member of Parliament for Staffordshire (1757–1761), for Weobley in Herefordshire (1761–1770) and was Master of the Household to King George III 1768–1771. He was hereditary Bailiff of Jersey 1776–1826.
Thomas Thynne, 2nd Viscount Weymouth of Longleat House in Wiltshire was an English peer, descended from Sir John Thynne (c.1515-1580) builder of Longleat.
John Thynne, 3rd Baron Carteret PC, known as Lord John Thynne between 1789 and 1838, was a British peer and politician.
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Nesta Myfanwy Wyn Ellis is a journalist and author of Welsh origin whose books include a biography of the former prime minister Sir John Major.
Emma Thynn, Viscountess Weymouth, commonly known as Emma Weymouth, is a British fashion model, socialite, and television personality. When her husband, Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth, succeeds his father as the 8th Marquess of Bath, she will be styled as Marchioness of Bath.
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