William Waldorf Astor

Standard Name: Astor, William Waldorf


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Family and Intimate relationships Vita Sackville-West
As the love cooled between VSW 's parents, her mother began a series of probably platonic relationships with older, wealthy men. Her long-time companion Sir John Murray Scott (known to her and Vita as Seery...


May 1893: The Pall Mall Magazine began monthly publication;...

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May 1893

The Pall Mall Magazine began monthly publication; it ran until September 1914.

1911: William Waldorf Astor bought the Observer...

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William Waldorf Astor bought the Observer newspaper (founded in 1791) from Lord Northcliffe for £5,000.

1 December 1919: Nancy, Lady Astor (Conservative and Unionist...

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1 December 1919

Nancy, Lady Astor (Conservative and Unionist Party ), became the first woman Member of Parliament to sit in the House of Commons .


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