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Badminton House History Book

The late John Harris, an architectural scholar and distinguished historian, wrote a short illustrated history of the house and the estate.

This book is available to buy for the price of £10 including delivery (to the UK).

Or please send a cheque made out to The Somerset Trust:

Badminton Estate Office, Badminton, South Glos. GL9 1DD.

Please remember to include a return address.

The Unlikely Duke

The 12th Duke of Beaufort, known to his friends as ‘Bunter’, inherited his Dukedom and Badminton House in 2017, at the age of sixty-five. But he is also a singer and songwriter with the rock group The Listening Device. Now he combines his responsibilities as Duke with his life as a rock performer.

In this lively and anecdote-filled memoir, Harry Beaufort takes us behind the scenes of his varied life: from playing poker with politicians, to partying on Ibiza with film stars to people watching with The Queen from a balcony at Windsor Castle. He offers an intimate portrait of aristocratic privilege and a lifetime filled with rock stars, royalty, eccentrics and jaw-droppingly unbelievable stories.

But Harry also offers a sensitive and perceptive insight into the worlds he has inhabited and the friendships and laughter that he has experienced along the way. This is the story of an ordinary man facing up to his extraordinary inheritance-the story of The Unlikely Duke.