Police have been called to the Marquess of Bath’s Longleat estate in Wiltshire after one his “wifelets” was allegedly injured during a late night fight with a rival. The women suffered a suspected broken nose in a vicious fight over who would "sleep with the peer” that evening at 18th century Longleat House, a source said.
Lord Bath, 79,who has been described as England’s most eccentric aristocrat, had apparently already retired for the evening, saying ‘You sort it out, I’m going to bed’.” Officers were sent to the stately home following an allegation of a domestic assault.
A 45-year-old woman from London was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm while her 62-year-old alleged victim was taken to hospital suffering from a cut eye and a suspected broken nose.
Lord Bath is known for his polyamorous lifestyle. He claims to have had up to 75 `wifelets’ over the years, some of whom live on the 10,000 acre estate. Wiltshire police confirmed they had been called to Longleat House at 11.15pm on Sunday June 5, after a report of an assault. “It appears that two female guests of Lord Bath had been in an altercation,” said a spokesman. “The injured lady was taken to the Royal United Hospital, Bath, for treatment.”