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Lord Montagu

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Lord Montagu
Year: 2013
CC: Yes
Language: English
Director(s): Luke Korem
Actors: Oliver Tobias, Lord Edward Montagu, Prince Michael of Kent, Jackie Stewart

As the youngest member in parliament and sole heir to his family's 7,000-acre English estate, Lord Edward Montagu's life was rich and privileged. However, in 1954 at age 25, he became England's most infamous aristocrat when he was arrested for homosexual offenses and became the focus of a landmark trial known as "The Montagu Case". His guilty verdict sent off shock waves and became the catalyst to overturn a centuries-old law, but Edward's once pristine reputation and career were all but ruined. After serving a year in prison, Montagu rose back into the spotlight when he boldly transformed his private estate and family home into a public tourist attraction. He created spectacles at his home, most notably Britain's first motor museum, and thus invented a new form of tourism known as "the stately home business". His showmanship and success inspired a new breed of aristocrats to open their doors and transformed Edward Montagu into a prominent national figure.