Partisan Bias

Regular readers may have noticed a little bit of partisan bias creeping into posts.

There is some historical basis for this bias.


Meet my great (× lots) uncle. Sir Humphrey Chetham, High Sheriff of Lancashire and Parliament's General Treasurer of Lancashire.

As he approached his death he feared the state would take his wealth, so set up a bluecoats school (now a posh music school), a library and a hospital.

I have since discovered that I am also related to Captain Thomas Chetham of Colonel Richard Holland's Regiment of Foot, and later lieutenant captain (a rank that was effectively the captain commanding the colonel's company) of  General Venables' Regiment of the New Model Army.

Probably explains why I develop a twitch when tour guides at stately homes start spouting about beastly Parliamentarians.

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