Anthony Holden: Royal Chronicler Who Ruffled the Palace

From a New York Times obit by Penelope Green headlined “Anthony Holden, Royal Chronicler Who Ruffled the Palace, Dies at 76”:

Anthony Holden, a polymathic and prolific British author, journalist and poker player who found accidental fame as a royal biographer and critic of the monarchy, but who was happier writing books about Shakespeare, Laurence Olivier and Lorenzo Da Ponte, Mozart’s librettist, died in London.