Monday, May 15, 2017

Baron Thomas of Swynnerton (1931-2017)

__. The Baron Thomas of Swynnerton, who has died aged 85, was an acclaimed historian of the Hispanic world and one of the salon success stories of Margaret Thatcher’s years in office when he served as chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS); yet the unyielding principles that had commended him to her eventually led to a parting of the ways as the Conservative Party embarked on a period of internecine strife over Europe, says the Daily Telegraph.

Hugh Swynnerton THOMAS was s of Hugh Whitelegge THOMAS CMG (1887-1960) and Margery Augusta Angelo SWYNNERTON (1894-2000). He m Hon Vanessa Mary JEBB (b 1931) d of 1st Baron GLADWYN GCMG GCVO CB (1900-96) and Cynthia (1898-1990, d of Sir Saxon William Armstrong NOBLE 3rd Bt (1863-1942)), and had two sons and a dau. He was cr a LP 1981 as Baron THOMAS OF SWYNNERTON, of Notting Hill in Greater London.

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