- For Lara's fathers in other continuities, see Lord Croft disambiguation page.
Lord Henshingly Croft was a wealthy British aristocrat, husband of Lady Croft and father of Lara. He formed a bond with Winston while visiting Ireland after the latter organized a pheasant-shooting excursion, inviting him to resign his job as a laird's gamekeeper and become his butler, an offer that he accepted. Lord Croft was also acquainted with Mr. Von Croy, through whom he met his son, Werner Von Croy|Werner.
Lord Croft supplied Von Croy with the finances for an expedition to Cambodia with the condition that his daughter was permitted to travel with them. After a plane crash years later, Lara became an adventurer, refusing to marry the Earl of Farringdon as Lord and Lady Croft had hoped. For this, the Crofts disowned her. Despite their differences, Lord and Lady Croft mourned at Lara's memorial after her presumed death in Egypt.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- Henshingly Croft was renamed "Richard Croft" in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. The name was later adopted into the game series from Tomb Raider: Legend onwards, and he became a very different character.
- His name was misspelt as "Henshingley" in The Official Tomb Raider Files.