Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

25/11/2012

PM’s daughter ‘jumped off a cliff’ after being ditched by Churchill: Tempestuous love triangle stayed a family secret for 100 years

At the end of a long, relatively uneventful Edwardian summer, the papers were suddenly full of dire news about the 21-year-old daughter of the Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith.

The headlines were shocking: ‘Premier’s daughter missing’, said one; ‘Miss Asquith’s peril’, warned another. She had been reported missing at Cruden Bay on the Scottish coast, where the family had been spending their holiday in September 1908 at a rented fortress with the ominous name of Slains Castle. for more click here

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