Literature


Title Author Publisher Date Comments
The Anglo-dutch Favourite: The Career of Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709) David Onnekink Ashgate Publishing 2007 The definitive story of my direct ancestor.
Mrs Jordan's Profession Claire Tomalin Viking 1994 Not a Bentinck, but a direct ancestor, and a great actress!
Ottoline Morrell - Life on the Grand Scale Miranda Seymour Hodder & Stoughton 1992 She was the Duke of Portland's sister.
Strange Inheritance John Colville Michael Russell 1983 About Ruth St. Maur and the Cavendish-Bentincks
Het Huis Twickel en zijn Bewoners R.W.A.M. Cleverens de Bruyn-Oldenzaal 1981 Extremely comprehensive with loads of pictures - but in Dutch!
De groten der aarde of Bentinck tegen Bentinck Hella Haasse Querido 1981 Waiting for this to be translated into English so I can find out what it's about. Made into a TV series in 1996
Mevrouw Bentinck of Onverenigbaarheid van Karakter Hella Haasse Querido 1978 As above
The Bentincks - The History of a European Family Paul-Emile Schatzmann Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1976 A comprehensive history, concentrating on the Dutch branch of the family.
Isoworg Henry Bentinck Michael Joseph 1971 Spy Thriller. The International Society for World Government
The Avenue of Flutes Henry Bentinck Chatto & Windus 1966 A children's story
Anyone Can Understand the Atom Henry Bentinck Max Parrish 1965 My father's first book. He wrote it because he wanted to know and no-one had written it. So he did.
Mrs Jordan and her Family A. Aspinall Arthur Barker 1951 The first book about the fascinating Dorothy Jordan.
Men, Women & Things The Duke of Portland Faber & Faber 1938 This is the other side of the family.
The History of Welbeck Abbey & its Owners. Vols 1&2 A.S. Turberville Faber & Faber 1938 Ditto.
The Ring of Straw Lady Norah Bentinck Hurst & Blackett 1930 Novel
William Bentinck and William III Marrion E Greer John Murray 1924 A history of my 6x Great Grandfather.
De Graven van Aldenburg Bentinck en Waldeck-Limpurg R.W.A.M. Cleverens Private   Similiar to above.
My Wanderings and Memories Lady Norah Bentinck T. Fisher Unwin 1924 Continued..
The Ex-Kaiser in Exile Lady Norah Bentinck Hodder & Stoughton 1922 Autobiography by my Grandmother
The Autobiography of Charlotte Amelie, Princess of Aldenburg Mrs Aubrey le Blond Eveleigh Nash 1913 My 5x Great Grandmother.
Occupation of Kniphausen & the Bentinck property in Germany The Grand Duke of Oldenburg T. Brettell 1855 Explains how we lost everything.