Richard Jones

Richard Jones is Williams stern father. He is very conscious of his place in the class system rich yes but its quotnew moneyquot earned through business success rather than quotold moneyquot inherited from aristocrat ancestors. While he wants to overcome this distinction by having William quotmarry upquot he has no tolerance whatsoever for the idea of Emma quotmarrying upquot into his family. This despite some uncomfortable facts about his own history. Source: