2018-11-06 06:53:43 UTC
"Eminent Elizabethans II" as they have achieved prominence in the
realms of,during lives entirely within the reign of,Queen Elizabeth II.
My most recent such posting was on the BBC's Rachael Bland;
I now note the death of Jeremy John Heywood,Secretary of the Cabinet
from 2012 to 2018 and Head of the Home Civil Service from 2014 to 2018;
born on the last day of 1961,he had retired on October 24th and
been created a life peer as Baron Heywood of Whitehall on October
The cancer that impelled his early retirement and caused his death
had been diagnosed last year,and caused him to announce a three month
leave of absence in June,but four months later after the treatment
he sought had not found success he announced his permanent retirement.
He died before he could take his seat in the House of Lords or have
his KCB knighthood upgraded to the GCB generally achieved by Cabinet
Secretaries and other topmost-rung British civil servants.
He is survived by a wife and three teenage children.
Lord Heywood's successor Sir Mark Sedwill was born after all of
the Queen's children...when she came to the throne nearly a decade
before Lord Heywood's birth the Head of the HCS was born in 1892
and the Cabinet Secretary born in 1902.For nearly half the Queen's
reign civil servants facing forced retirement at 60 have been
younger than she...but some have not had the luck to live so long.
The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.