Masks of Nyarlathotep
Westley Percival Quentin Sebastian Rupert FitzWilliam III
Westley Percival Quentin Sebastian Rupert FitzWilliam III.
Alma mater: Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Residence: Surrey, UK.
Occupation: Archaeologist, Occult Specialist.
Member: Society of Antiquaries of London, Cambridge Antiquarian Society.
Born 17 August 1984 in Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey UK. Westley FitzWilliam III attended Eton College before going on to study at the University of Cambridge. He completed an integrated masters degree followed by a PhD in Archaeology. Finishing his studies at Trinity College in 2009, he spent the next two years working at various dig sites around the world, the more exotic the location the better.
During this time he greatly expanded his knowledge of the occult, becoming fascinated with the local folklore and mythology of the places he traveled. After this he returned to England and briefly took up a research position. This was planned to be a short term placement, a way to return home and spend some time with family whilst searching for more interesting possibilities elsewhere; a remote excavation or distant dig site.
Upon returning home to England, Westley’s plans for a relatively brief visit were subverted both through the influence of his family and a burgeoning romance with a colleague; a fellow archaeologist by the name of Charlotte Booth. During this time Westley’s parents encouraged him to become involved in some of London’s many antiquarian societies and think about pursuing a teaching career. After his relationship with Ms Booth ended, a disheartened and restless Westley took a position as far away from England as he could, Australia. Somehow the other side of the planet seemed like a perfect fit and it might allow him to get back to the life of adventure he had always planned.
On 12 October, 2011 he was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
On 6 January, 2012 he accepted a position at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Father is an historian and archaeologist who served as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
Mother is a noted Egyptologist and a key member of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. Her grandfather was Arthur Hamilton Smith (1860–1941), a British museum curator and archaeologist who served as the Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum from 1909 to 1925. In addition he served as President of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies from 1924 to 1929 and Director of the British School at Rome from 1928 to 1930 and in 1932.
Grandfather on his father’s side is an Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge and the former Keeper of British and Medieval Antiquities at the British Museum. He was close friends with Sir Perceval Maitland Laurence; the man who created the position of Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, a position which he had previously held before retiring. It is from Sir Laurence that one of Westley’s given names is derived.