Falling from on high

Scottish Field - - HERITAGE - Stu­art Kelly

Dashing Scot­tish artis­to­crat Sir Wil­liam Gor­donCum­ming was a Flash­manesque cad, a wom­an­is­ing big game hunter and war hero who lived a gilded ex­is­tence un­til he was caught cheat­ing at cards, an episode which – due to the in­volve­ment of the Prince of Wales – cul­mi­nated in one of the Vic­to­rian era’s most sen­sa­tional tri­als, finds

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