( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2020-02-26 23:10:48 )
February 14, 2020 - Long Beach, California, USA - At private press conferences this week held in Burbank and Long Beach, California, USA, the MTC International Foundation announced the release of the long-awaited book, “The Delamere Saga-The Untold Story of Vale Royal Abbey.” This masterpiece is one of the most exciting, informative and touching narratives of the Lords’ Delamere branch of the famous Cholmondeley family of Vale Royal Abbey in Cheshire, England. This narrative written by British historian and researcher Geoffrey Hebdon covers the secret lives of the British aristocracy from the 16th to the 20th century. Reviewers comment that this book is destined to be become a best seller amongst students and readers of British history.
It was also announced by the MTC International Foundation that discussions are ongoing to make a television mini-series of this enthralling narrative starring well known veteran screen and theater actors.
According to the publishers, this colourful and thoroughly researched history of the Lord Delamere branch of the British aristocracy focuses on the famous Vale Royal Abbey in Cheshire, England. The Cholmondeley family, who owned the Abbey throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, are described in lavish and intimate detail as they maneuvered to maintain through three generations their status as a leading family in the United Kingdom. Beginning in the late 17th century, the book follows Charles Cholmondeley as he served as a member of the King’s army in Canada in the war against the French.
Part I witnesses the ubiquitous Thomas Cholmondeley who purchased the title ‘Lord (Baron) Delamere’ for £5000 from the British crown in 1821. Part II covers the 2nd Lord Delamere, Hugh Cholmondeley, who led a very sad and difficult life, and experienced the deterioration of Vale Royal. Part III reviews the life of Hugh Cholmondeley, Jnr., 3rd Lord Delamere, his abandonment of Vale Royal Abbey and his relocation to East Africa. Hugh was part of the notorious “happy valley crowd” of Kenya who often lived lives of debauchery, sex and drugs.
The Vale Royal Abbey lives on today as a national treasure and testament to the intriguing lives of those who occupied it over the centuries.