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Anthony BERRY


 Sir Anthony Berry  è nato ad Eton nel Berkshire il 12 febbraio del 1925, sesto figlio di un imprenditore della carta stampata, fu un uomo politico conservatore.

 Sposato con Hon Mary Cynthia Roche dal 1954, ebbero 4 figli prima di divorziare nel 1966.

 Si risposò con Sarah Clifford-Turner nel 1966 ed ebbe altri due figli.

 Il 12 ottobre del 1984 venne ucciso in un attentato mentre si trovava al Grand Hotel di Brighton durante una conferenza del suo Partito politico. La seconda moglie rimase ferita ma sopravvisse.

 Amante del bridge fu il capitano della Squadra della Camera dei Comuni.

  Born in Eton, Berkshire, Berry was the sixth and youngest son of the newspaper magnate the 1st Viscount Kemsley, and his wife Mary (née Holmes).

He married firstly, at Westminster in 1954, the Hon Mary Cynthia Roche (born 1934), a daughter of 4th Baron Fermoy. Mary's sister, Frances, married John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer and so Anthony Berry was an uncle of Diana, Princess of Wales and great-uncle of The Duke of Cambridge (second in line to the throne).

 Sir Anthony and his wife Mary had four children: Alexandra Mary (born 1955), Antonia Ruth and Joanna Cynthia (twins, born 1957), and Edward Anthony Morys (born 1960). They divorced in 1966.

He then married Sarah Clifford-Turner at Chelsea in 1966 and had two more children: George (born 1967), and Sasha Jane (born 1969).

On 12 October 1984, Berry was killed in the Brighton hotel bombing, when a bomb was planted in the Grand Hotel in Brighton during the Conservative Party's conference. He was 59.

His wife Lady Berry was injured in the blast, but survived.

His death in office triggered a by-election in Enfield Southgate, which was won by Michael Portillo.

In September 1986, Patrick Magee who carried out the bombing, received eight life sentences, but was released from prison in 1999 under the terms of the Good Friday agreement.
Since Magee's release, Berry's daughter, Jo Berry (a mother of three living in North West England) has received attention for her series of controversial meetings with the Brighton bomber, as part of her quest to come to terms with the bombing and, in her own words, "to bring something positive out of it". Some of their discussions were filmed for an Everyman program, shown on BBC2 on Thursday 13 December 2001. She has received some criticism from other families of IRA victims for these meetings.

He was a Captain of the House of Commons Guardians Bridge.

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