The Lord Lieutenants

Richard Stilgoe explores the role of the lord-lieutenants who, for 500 years, have acted as the monarch's permanent representatives in each county.

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0120010106

Lord Kingsdown, also known as Robin Leigh-Pemberton, former governor of the Bank of England, hosts a visit by the Duke of Edinburgh to unveil a statue at Dover Castle.

0220010113

He joins Colonel James Stirling, Lord-Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk, to find out if there is a place in the modern army for the ancient institution of the aristocracy.

0320010120

He finds out how much authority Sir David Mansel Lewis, Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed, really has.

04 LAST20010127

He meets one of the few female lord-lieutenants, Lady Carswell, based in Belfast.