Talk:John Mortimer

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I quote "In 1976 (Cardiff-South Wales) Mortimer was defence counsel at the obscene abusive case against a young mothers fight to get her child back from Social Services." The case was not based on obscenity and the use of that adjective in this instance departs from editorial guidelines with regard to a neutral point of view.Jatrius (talk) 20:30, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

I deleted the sentence; if it's not about obscenity in the legal sense, there were probably many cases about "a young mothers[sic] fight to get her child back from Social Services". If it is in fact a notable case that comes to mind to British readers, enough context to uniquely define the case and hopefully explain what makes it notable should be added.--Prosfilaes (talk) 18:01, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Ross Bentley[edit]


Just noticed that the link for his son Ross Bentley points to the wrong Ross Bentley his son does not have a wikipedia page.

Lainy LainyKitty 18:55, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:John Mortimer.jpg[edit]

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About his knighthood[edit]

The article says that he was knighted but gives no details. What order? I'm an American and that sort of thing confuses me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:56, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Almost certainly KBE (Knight Commander). Many of us in the UK regard such things as a joke anyway. Philip Cross (talk) 14:07, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

In fact he was a Knight Bachelor. For further information, see the wiki article of that title, or Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom. Philip Cross regards such things as a joke, but the vast majority of the population do not, which is why the system continues unabated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:35, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

The article Order of the British Empire is more thorough. Philip Cross (talk) 21:55, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

But largely irrelevant with regard to Knights Bachelor. Pedantry, i.e. getting things right, is something of which Wikipedia could well do with more. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:51, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Christ Church[edit]

Has no master, it has a dean.--User:Thewikiman 19 January 2009 (UTC)


I just added a long overdue ibox. I cherrypicked a few of his most notable works, rather than repeat the whole list. – ukexpat (talk) 14:55, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Project banners and assessment[edit]

I just added a few more relevant project banners and gave them all a C assessment. The article is probably a B, but I don't feel qualified to make that call. – ukexpat (talk) 15:03, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

"Letters to a Bradfield sixth-former"[edit]

I can't access the Times obituary cited there (it just goes to the Times main page), so I am confused about what this sentence is trying to say. I can guess (it reminds me of Robert Graves' stories in Goodbye to all That), but what does it mean? Adam Bishop (talk) 09:28, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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