In what will prove to be one of the most explosive, hotly debated books of the year, Sir Peregrine presents a reactionary and playful look at the origins, evolution and demise of the aristocracy and what we can expect to replace them. Every country has the aristocracy it deserves; so what does it say about Britain that it is in the process of removing the last vestiges of political power from one of the most ancient hereditary aristocracies in the world, and one, moreover, whose record of public service has been impeccable? ...

In Defence of Aristocracy 2004, HarperCollins (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780007183159