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Sir Marcus John Cheke

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Sir Marcus John Cheke [1906-1960]. Married Constance Elizabeth Lopes.

Honorary Attaché at the British Embassy, Lisbon, 1931–34 and at Brussels 1934–37; Press Attaché, Lisbon, 1938–42; attached to the Staff of the Lisbon Embassy with the local rank of First Secretary 1942–45. Obituary: The Times, 24 June 1960.

Some of his books concerning Portugal: A tale of Lisbon [A poem], The Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford, 1937; Dictator of Portugal: A Life of the Marquis of Pombal, 1699–1782, Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1938; Carlota Joaquina, Queen of Portugal, Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1947.