What Happened to Lord Lucan?
I would hazard that hardly anyone, over the age of 35, in Britain today has not at some stage wondered what happened to Lord Lucan. And the sheer beauty of this conundrum is that no-one has the first clue what happened. There are so few facts to go on, that you can surmise anything you like – he could be dead; eking out his life as a vagabond in South America; or even living like a sultan in some Asian palace. Who knows? All we know for certain is that his nanny, Sandra Rivett, was murdered in November 1974 – though by Lucan’s hand or someone else’s, no-one has any idea. We know that Lucan made a few phone calls, wrote a few letters, dropped in on a friend, and then… disappeared off the face of the earth. Despite his thoroughly pedestrian life before then, Lucan has become one of the most extraordinary legends in British history. How different it would have been if, a few weeks after the murder, Lucan’s body had been discovered. It would have been a great scandal for a few months – b