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Nicholas Mosley


  Male      English      Novelist

  Born : Jun 25, 1923  


About Author

Nicholas Mosley, 3rd Baron Ravensdale, 7th Baronet, MC FRSL (born 25 June 1923), is an English novelist. He is the eldest son of Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Baronet, an English politician known principally as the founder of the British Union of Fascists, and his first wife Lady Cynthia Mosley, a daughter of The 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy of India and Foreign Secretary.

Mosley was born in London in 1923. In 1932 his father, Sir Oswald Mosley, founded the British Union of Fascists and became openly a supporter of Benito Mussolini. In 1933, when he was only ten, Nicholas' mother, Lady Cynthia, died and Diana Mitford, one of the Mitford sisters, who was already his father's mistress, became his stepmother in 1936. As a young boy Mosley began to stammer and attended weekly sessions with the speech therapist Lionel Logue to help him to overcome this disorder. He later said that his father claimed never really to have noticed this stammer, but despite this may, as a result of it, have been less aggressive when speaking to him than he was towards other people.

Mosley was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. His father was interned in 1940 because of his campaigning against the war with Germany. Despite this the younger Mosley was soon commissioned into the Rifle Brigade and saw active service in Italy, winning the Military Cross in 1945...


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