Image Credit: Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham, Sir Horace Walpole's gothic castle

Letter from Twickenham: In Deepest Remainland

One would be hard pressed to find a more pleasant London neighborhood than the leafy suburb of Twickenham, where this author resides. Situated on the Thames River and immersed in history, Twickenham was for years a bastion of conservatism. In the last two decades, however, Twickenham has become something of a solid outpost for the liberal, globalist elite.

Most famous today as the “Home of England Rugby,” Twickenham’s history shows the town to have been a locale particularly congenial to those of conservative and traditionalist views. In the 17th century it became the residence of a number of those associated with the royalist cause in the English Civil War. York House, which is today the seat of local government, was once a royal property and formed part of the marriage settlement of King Charles I and his queen, Henrietta Maria. Following the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, it would become the home of the leading royalist statesman of that era, Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, Lord Chancellor to King Charles II.

Appropriately, given Twickenham’s connection with a king beheaded by revolutionaries, the town would become in later centuries something of a haven for royals fleeing revolution. In the 19th century, York House would become the home of the Comte de Paris, grandson of King Louis Philippe of France. The House of Orleans’ connection with Twickenham is memorialized in another of the...

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