“The intelligent and extroverted Natty was an ornate speechmaker, unlike his father, Lionel, and uncle Mayer. Lord Natty has been described as exclusive, lofty, humourless, ‘one of the three rudest men in England,’ selective, blunt, aloof, powerful, and a man with an explosive temper – a perfect representative of the ruling class. Said one biographer, ‘Although Natty lacked the soaring intelligence of his rough, unsociable grandfather [Nathan, 2nd head of the Rothschilds], he had a strong personality and the authoritative air of a man who is not accustomed to being contradicted.’
Lord Natty was a good friend of Prime Ministers Disraeli and Gladstone. He played the philanthropy game of the rich very well. The powerful head of New Court was known for his charities, especially to the Jews – he was called ‘King of the Jews’ as have many other Rothschilds. The haughty Lord Rothschild was even chairman of the British Red Cross. Lord Natty won the hearts of the London police (an effective measure when one is in the Illuminati). Every Christmas he presented them with a ‘handsome cheque,’ and any officer could receive a four course meal at his home. Hence, Rothschild carriages were always given the right of way in traffic. In business Lord Natty was very conservative. He did not take very many risks and looked only for safe family investments. His self-confidence told him to manage his wealth himself and not trust his investments with people who might strike a painful blow to his riches.
‘Natty was brusque and humorless and did not suffer fools gladly.’ Nor could he allow his money into the hands of a fool. Caution was a necessary device as far as he was concerned. According to the writer Frank Harris, the Lord Rothschild told him: ‘I go to the bank [New Court] every morning and when I say ‘no’ I return home at night without a worry. But when I say ‘yes’ it’s like putting your finger into a machine – the whirring wheels may drag your whole body in after the finger.’
New Court was very powerful at this time. For example, it controlled the Ruby Mines in Burma, and the banks operations covered most of South America. Brazil was the Rothschild’s ‘preserve’ in South America, as Argentina was the ‘preserve’ of London’s other major banking family – the Barings. While Lord Natty’s two brothers, Alfred and Leo, helped run the New Court, Natty was almost totally calling the shots. ‘Natty stood for finance, Alfred for the arts, Leo for sport.’
Son of the Queen, the Prince of Whales Albert College, Cambridge – they became good friends and soon the prince was close friends with most of the British House and others of the Rothschild clan, including Natty’s brothers, Alfred and Leo. The group of friends became known as ‘The Marlborough Boys,’ named after the Prince’s Marlborough House at which they regularly gathered. ‘The Marlborough Boys’ were intent on having fun. The small circle of partiers were living a life where ‘wit took precedence over etiquette.’ The Prince probably had a hand in convincing the Queen to grant Natty peerage. The Rothschilds were suspected, rightfully so, of financing the Prince’s investments and paying off his debts. The Prince later became King Edward VII of England. As you can see, Rothschild influence extends far and wide. Alfred, Lord Natty’s brother, was an eccentric man. He had a zebra four-in-hand, a pet goat, a private philarmonic which he conducted and a private circus which he would ringmaster. Needless to say, the Baron Alfred was a man with flair. ‘He loved music, clothes, furniture, paintings, beautiful women and, above all, luxury.’ He was also involved in business – he worked at New Court and was the first Jewish Director of the Bank of England. The Baron was among those in charge of the last rites over Disraeli’s dead body (Queen Victoria might have had an affair with Disraeli that the Rothschilds covered up.) Alfred’s demeanor was like that of a diplomat and was very interested in foreign affairs. He was instrumental in easing the English-German tensions around the turn of the century. It was not the Rothschilds benefit to have war. Alfred parted with tradition when he gave, in his will, his great wealth to his daughter. His daughter, in turn, used some of that Rothschild money to fund the expedition into Egypt that discovered Tutankhamen’s grave.
Lord Natty’s other brother, Baron Leopold de Rothschild, was not much of a businessman. He much more preferred horse racing and automobiles. He had the reputation of being a kind man. His wife, Maria Perugia, was the sister of Mrs. Arthur Sassoon. The first world war supposedly hurt the British House financially (although it appears their missing riches only went underground), but as always they bounced right back (in the eyes of the public). Thus a new British House of Rothschild began the 20th century, lofty Lord Natty leading the way.”