Charles Mosley has been described as "an irreverent genealogist of mordant wit who charted the bloodlines of the British aristocracy." He was an authority on the codes of etiquette and ancient bloodlines that once defined who was who in Britain."
His niche was overseeing the rarefied world described in Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, that vast tome which details the lineages, arms, crests, mottoes, court and political appointments, seats and titles (historic, hereditary or lifetime) of the “leading families” of the British Isles.
Charles Mosley passed away on November 5. He can read much more about his colorful life in his obituary in The Telegraph at http://goo.gl/nsTWTd.
My thanks to newsletter reader John Rees for telling me of this sad news.