Every agreement he struck with Bertie was dishonoured, and it bothered him, and he would talk about it.
The prickly sessions between the king, Bertie (as he was known to his family), and Lionel are charged with humor and poignancy.
Not every estate owner was responsible; inheritance often entailed no more business sense than a Bertie Wooster or Mr. Toad.
But Bertie died young, meaning that our present Queen Elizabeth came to the throne at the tender age of 25.
Vivien crooned about his attentions to her in August 1915: “He is all over me, is Bertie, and I simply love him.”
If I have, I shall be well paid for writing the history of Bertie and his friends.
"I lent them to William John—he hadn't any," faltered Bertie.
But it was not till he met their father at the aquarium that Mr. Murray said a single word about Bertie Rivers.
They read, and in turn handed it to Bertie, who in silence returned it to his mother.
"If you kep' at it long enough you might a-most learn to drive a horse," he continued, eying Bertie.