The London social register for 1914 did not go to press until the following year, so great was the task of assessing the butcher's bill paid by that tribe:
"...For not even in the Great Rebellion against Charles I did the nobility lose so many of its members as the list of casualties of the present war displays. In the first sixteen months of operations no less than eight hundred men of title were killed in action, or died of their wounds, and over a thousand more were serving with the land or sea forces."
This article speaks with some urgency as to the crises experienced by that titled class during the war years, as well as a doubtful future for the House of Lords.
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