Michael Cashman | 'I have to keep pinching myself every day I’m here'

Michael Cashman | 'I have to keep pinching myself every day I’m here'

"I have to keep pinching myself every day I’m here,” says actor, writer and politician Michael Cashman as he takes me on a personal tour of the House of Lords, his place of work since he was made a life peer in 2014. He shows me the brass hook where in former times he would have been required to hang up his sword. He does an excellent job as an art historian in the Royal Gallery, where we view two immense murals depicting the battles of Waterloo and Trafalgar. And then he sneaks me into the Pugin-tastic House of Lords chamber itself. 

Now 68, Baron Cashman of Limehouse’s remarkable journey...

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