The Irish couple who scandalised London society

TWO MAJOR paintings by Irish artist Sir William Orpen are to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London in May. The portraits of a Co Meath aristocrat and his glamorous music-hall wife – whose marriage scandalised and enthralled Edwardian society – have never before appeared at auction. Portrait of Rosie, Fourth Marchioness of Headfort and Portrait …

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Titanic: Blood & Steel

News of Julian Fellowes’ Titanic mini-series for ITV was met with much fanfare and discussion, but the BBC had also quietly commissioned its own 12 part mini-series, this time focusing on the actual construction of the R.M.S. Titanic from 1897 to its maiden voyage in 1912. Titanic: Blood & Steel is produced by Guido deAngelis …

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