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William “Bill” Piercy (1886–1966) rose from a modest background to become a leading economist, wealthy City businessman, public servant, and peer of the realm. He was a polymath who excelled in wide range of disciplines, all directed for the public good.


What was his role in the two world wars?


What is Lord Piercy’s connection to Burford?


And what contribution did he make to the medieval Cotswold town and its parish church?


Local historian Bert Clough outlines the key moments in this fascinating man’s life in this short book. Bill Piercy’s connection to Burford lives on after his death. His family generously donated Bill’s portrait, painted by a Royal Academician, to the town’s Burford Tolsey Museum & Archive

THe Rt. Hon. Lord Piercy of Burford

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