HUGH MITFORD RAYMOND

Book Public Speaker HUGH MITFORD RAYMOND

Location:
England, United Kingdom

About HUGH MITFORD RAYMOND

Hugh Mitford Raymond is the author of “The Mitford Family” Nearly A Thousand Years of History, ISBN 9781903506448 – £16.99 / €20.00 and

British Policy In The Middle East & The Creation of Israel, ISBN 1515087832 – £7.50 / €9.00

Available from all good bookshops, Waterstones & Amazon

Born and brought up in South Africa, Hugh grew up on the back of a horse and went on to train and breed racehorses for various international clients. He has served in the South African Defence Force completing active duties in Mozambique, Caprivi Strip and South West Africa. He also managed large farming operations in Zimbabwe. Widely travelled he has lived in 6 countries and speaks 4 languages, working for several international companies, along with IBM and United Nations. He has been resident in the South of France for over 20 years and is a member of the London Society of Authors and Chairman of SAFI, the South African International Association of the Riviera. Hugh is the great-great grandson, nephew and cousin to the last seven squires of Mitford, on the direct mainline of the Mitford family of Mitford, Northumberland since 1042.



My Specialist Subjects

THE MITFORD FAMILY

It’s not only about those aristocratic and scandalous Mitford girls! Discover the power and glory of one of history’s most famous and controversial families from the Norman times and the beginning of England to the disintegration of the family seat in the 21st century. Landowners and philanthropists, writers and historians, activists and fascists and peers of the realm feature in one of the world’s most fascinating dynasties.
To quote – “The fact that he is a Mitford himself is unique and adds an extra dimension and passion to the telling of his family’s story. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in history or intrigued by the idea of putting those Mitford girls into context!”
Open discussion, questions & answers.

THE RIVIERA SET

Somerset Maugham said the French Riviera is a sunny place for shady people. Hugh Mitford Raymond, the author of “The Mitford Family” has lived along the Riviera for over 20 years and has become friends with some fascinating people, the last of the golden “Belle Époque” era. His talk includes, true life stories of the rich and famous, and if there is anything you have ever wanted to know about life along this glorious coastline, now is the time to ask?
Open discussion, questions and answers.

7000 MILES ON HORSEBACK THROUGH 16 COUNTRIES TO GET A JOB

Edward Mitford was offered a job in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Only problem was, how to get there… as he hated travelling by ship? Before telephones existed and photography was invented, aged 28 years, he undertook the most adventurous and perilous journey of his life. In this talk, Hugh details Edward’s time in Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India and his motivation to present a plan to the ministers of the British government to establish the country of Israel. Edward’s plan and hand drawn map of the proposed, protected state of Israel is presented in the next talk.
Open discussion, questions and answers.

BRITISH POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST & THE CREATION OF ISRAEL

Talking of the Middle East, many think of Peter O’Toole and the famous Lawrence of Arabia. However, before him there was someone that also became the doyen of the British foreign office. Lawrence felt close to the Arabs and tried to create a pan-Arabic state, whereas Edward Mitford was driven towards creating a home for the Jewish nation. Hugh, co-author of British Policy in the Middle East & the Creation of Israel, will share with you the untold story of the creation of Israel.
Open discussion, questions and answers.

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR - TRAINING A THOROUGHBRED

It’s like training a human being. Training a racehorse is not just about getting a racehorse fit for a race meeting – the English Derby, the Prix Diane & L’Arc de Triomphe, the Dunlop Gold Cup or the Rothmans July Handicap to mention a few – it’s also about training the owners and captains of industry to cope with the ups and downs needed to win the race! Hugh spent 15 years riding and training horses, working with top racing personalities and horses in South Africa, Zimbabwe, France, England, Ireland and Saudi Arabia. Join him for a first hand insight into the fascinating world of breeding and training racehorses.
Open discussion, questions and answers.

SOUTH AFRICA & NELSON MANDELA - BEFORE & AFTER APARTHEID

With continuing debate within African politics, South Africa has coped well through the change from apartheid to democracy. What has changed? To understand any country one needs to know its history and culture. Bertram Mitford wrote “When two great bulls stand looking at each other over one fence, are they friends for long?” Hugh’s great uncle wrote 44 bestselling novels on the culture and history of South Africa, black and white. Hugh was born in South Africa and presents an insight to the books and history of South Africa.
Open discussion, questions and answers.

NOTES

All talks done with Microsoft Power Point, usually lasting for around 40/50 minutes followed by questions and answers.

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