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The Coterie

The 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.