‘A Very English Gentleman’: the Hon. Thomas Charles Reginald Agar-Robartes (1880-1915)


The death of Captain the HonourableThomas Charles Reginald Agar-Robartes MP, at Loos during the First World War, robbed
Great Britain of a talented, charismatic and hard-working politician. Paul Holden, House and Collections Manager at Lanhydrock House in Cornwall (the Agar-Robartes family estate), assesses the life and career of this backbench Liberal MP who served in the great reforming Liberal governments between 1906 and 1915 – ‘a very English gentleman’.

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About paul holden

Architectural historian working as a House and Collections Manager for the National Trust at Lanhydrock House in Cornwall. Author of 'The Lanhydrock Atlas' (Cornwall Editions,2010) and 'The London Letters of Samuel Molyneux, 1712-13' (London Topographical Society, 2011). Contributor to many scholarly journals and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
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