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Read Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle mobi ¼ Paperback Ù ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle ✪ Author Fiona Carnarvon – Helpyouantib.co.uk Lady Fiona CarnaLady and the Real Downton PDF Fiona Carnarvon became the and the PDFEPUB #192 chatelaine of Highclere Castle the Lady Almina PDFEPUB or setting of the hit series Downton Abbey eight years ago In Almina and the MOBI #238 that time she's become fascinated by the rich history of Highclere Almina and the Real Downton PDFEPUB or and by the extraordinary people who lived there over the centuries One person particularly captured Fiona's imagination Lady Almina the th Countess of Carnar This book was absolutely riveting I would call this one un put downableit was a smashing read and I enjoyed every page Books like this make me excited about history Don’t we all wish we could wave our magic wands and become the Crawley family living the high life at Downton Abbey For Lady Almina Carnarvon that dream was a realitySee my full review here

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Von Almina was the illegitimate daughter of banking tycoon Alfred de Rothschild She was his only daughter and he doted on her Almina and the Real Downton PDFEPUB or She married George the Earl of Carnarvon at with an enormous dowry At first life at Highclere was a dizzying mix of sumptuous banuets for and even the occasional royal visitor Almina oversaw members of staff many of whom came from families who had worked at Highclere for generations But when the First World War broke I loved this book LOVED it If you read it looking for Downton you will be disappointed If you read it as the story of the life of an amazing woman and an amazing time it is brilliantLady Almina the 5th Countess of Carnarvon was the illegitimate daughter of a Rothschild She inhabited a world of luxery and convenience that even a modern woman will be awed by Her marriage to the 5th Earl was to wash clean her background and to remove the debt from the family Her dowry included Rothschild paying off all of her husband to be's debts As well as an annual income of £22000 per year Her first year of marriage included a State Visit from the Prince of Wales Her husband was the Earl who supported Howard Carter's excavations in the Valley of the Kings that culminated in the discovery of the tomb of King Tut But Almina was an empty headed socialite She was a campaigner and when WWI started she became a working Nurse at Highclere and later a hospital in a London home At this time there was virtually no public health it was up to the wealthy to create and staff hospitals She demanded the best from her staff and her doctors and had an amazing survival rate While the wealth and privileges were astonishing she embraced with great power comes great responsibility

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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey The Lost Legacy of Highclere CastleOut life at Highclere changed forever History intervened and Almina and the staff of Highclere were thrown into one of the most turbulent times of the last century Almina was forced to draw on her deepest reserves of courage in order to ensure her family the staff and the castle survivedThis is the remarkable story of a lost time But Highclere remains and in this book Fiona weaves Almina's journey into the heritage and history of one of England's most exuisite Victorian castles I was captivated by the Downton Abbey drama on PBS and so when I discovered this book on Highclere Abbey where it was filmed and Almina Countess of Caernarvon I knew I wanted to read it and I was not disappointed The book is written by the current Countess Fiona Caernarvon who became interested in researching the subject when the script for the TV series was being written The result is a fascinating account of how a large Estate is organised and the activities of the family who owned it Almina herself was the daughter of Alfred Rothschild and therefore brought money into the family which helped to maintain the estate and their other houses and also helped to finance her husband's archeological interests It was her husband the Earl of Caernarvon who teamed with Howard Carter to discover the tomb of Tutankhamen Also of interest is the activity of the family during the war years when both Almina and her step mother where involved in financing and running hospitals for the wounded This is a great read for anyone who enjoyed the Downton Abbey series