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Esmond Romilly (1918–1941)

Author of Boadilla: A Personal Account of a Battle in Spain

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Esmond Romilly died in his early 20s after an intense career, which began in his schooldays, as an anti-fascist political activist and fighter. See two books about him: The Short Life of Esmond Romilly by Kevin Ingram and Friends Apart: A Memoir of Esmond Romilly and Jasper Ridley by Philip Toynbee. He married Jessica Mitford, one of the six famous Mitford sisters, with whom he had a daughter.
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