Lady Lucan damns her notorious husband from beyond the grave

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Lady Lucan damns her notorious husband from beyond the grave

Hidden stash of letters throws new light on one of the 20th century's most enduring mysteries

Peter Stanford

It is difficult not to conclude that, even from beyond the grave, Lady Lucan is determined to have the last word on one of postwar Britain’s most talked-about murders.

It is now almost 45 years since the November evening when, covered in blood, she burst into the local pub near her Belgravia home screaming that her husband had tried to kill her and, in the process, had bludgeoned to death Sandra Rivett, the nanny who looked after their three young children.

Yet her tale is being considered anew following the discovery of a stash of letters she had written and left for years under the floorboards in the mews house where she lived – a stone’s throw from the scene of the crime, the family’s former five-storey home at 46 Lower Belgrave Street...

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