The Emergent Diplomat
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Nevile Meyrick Henderson was born on 10 June 1882, the third child of Robert and Emma Henderson of Sedgwick Park, near Horsham, Sussex. Sedgwick was to play a central role in Nevile Henderson’s life thereafter, as he himself noted many years later while awaiting his own death from the cruel cancer that killed him. ‘Each time that I returned to England’, Henderson wrote,
the white cliffs of Dover meant Sedgwick for me, and when my mother died in 1931 and my home was sold by my elder brother’s wife, something went out of my life that nothing can replace.1
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© Peter Neville 2000