Antony was born on 13 May 1903, the son of Victor and Pamela Lytton and died in 1933 in an air crash in Hendon. He was frequently separated from his parents throughout his short life, whilst at school, university and then serving in politics, so left a huge number of letters. His father described him as “a supremely good letter writer, and his letters gave expression to all the changing moods through which he passed”.
Following his death, his father wrote a biography of his life, “a tale of sustained health, of progressive achievement, of vitality unimpaired, of courage undaunted and high spirits that never flagged.” We are therefore taking extracts from this book, following Antony’s life and Henry Lytton Cobbold, Great Nephew of Antony, is reading the letters.
Further information about the family can be obtained on their website at Knebworth House.