Francis Dymoke (SU 1968-73), the King’s Champion, died aged 68 on 18th December 2023.
Francis, 34th Lord of Scrivelsby and 8th of Tetford, held a title that dates back to the Norman Conquest. In times past, the role of the King’s Champion was to ride into Westminster Hall on coronation day and challenge anyone who laid claim to the throne to a duel.
During King Charles’s coronation on May 6, Francis carried the Royal Standard in the King’s Procession.
There will be a Memorial Service at Lincoln Cathedral on Thursday 18th January at 2.30pm.
A full obituary can be read here on the Telegraph website.
Portrait by Heathcliff O’Malley.