The CoterieThe Coterie
comprised a fashionable and famous set of English aristocrats and intellectuals of the 1910s, widely quoted and profiled in magazines and newspapers of the period. Originally described as a "corrupt coterie", its members included: Lady Diana Manners
, the most famous beauty in England; Raymond Asquith
, son of the Prime Minister and a famed barrister; Patrick Shaw-Stewart
, a managing director of Barings Bank
and war poet; Edward Horner, Duff Cooper
and Sir Denis Anson. World War I
destroyed the Coterie, taking the lives of Horner, Shaw-Stewart and Asquith.