I shall be glad to ﬁnd myself in the car starting. I am not cut out for Courtlife. I can see some of them revel in it. I detest it. The whole atmosphere reeks with Toryism. I can breathe it & it depresses & sickens me. Everybody very civil to me as they would be to a dangerous wild animal whom they fear & perhaps just a little admire for its suppleness & strength. The King is hostile to the bone to all who are working to lift the workmen out of the mire. So is the Queen. They talk exactly as the late King & the Kaiser talked to me if you remember about the old Railway strike.‘What do they want striking?’‘They are very well paid’, etc.
(Lloyd George to Mrs Lloyd George, 16 September 1911, from Balmoral, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )