The Real Life Mystery Behind the SOS Series

It’s probably no surprise to readers that I’m a bit of an Anglophile. I love rummaging through antique stores for vintage English finds–especially English plates, which I collect and display in my kitchen. I was in a small antique store along the Ohio river in 2017 when I saw the spine within a stack of other books right away:  Lodge’s Peerage of the British Empire.

I thought, No way. An encyclopedic volume of the genealogy of the British nobility? And this one was circa 1839?!?

 To Be Continued…

My personal copy of Lodge’s Peerage of the British Empire, 9th Edition, 1839