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The Life and Secrets of Almina Carnarvon

A dip into the scandalous life and times of Almina, 5th Countess of Carnarvon, of Tutankhamun fame, and Downton Abbey, wife of the man who discovered the famous buried treasures of the Boy King

The biographer of overlooked British aristocrats William Cross, FSA Scot, dips into the life and times of Almina, 5th Countess of Carnarvon, of Tutankhamun fame

The illustrated talk is based on Will's best selling biography "The Life and Secrets of of Almina Carnarvon", published in 2011. Lady Almina was the chatelaine of Highclere Castle, Hampshire 1895-1923. Highclere Castle is used as a backdrop to ITV's period romp, Downton Abbey.

Come and hear how the truth is always more unbelievable than the fiction.


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Date and Time:

19 February 2014 at 7:30 pm


2 hours



Newport Local History Society
c/o Queen's Hotel
19 Bridge Street
NP20 4AN

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Organised by:

William Cross, FSA Scot
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Contact the Secretary of the Newport Local History Society. Guests welcome on payment of a donation to the Society.

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This is a members-only event

Members of Newport Local History Society and their guests

Additional Information:

William Cross, FSA Scot is the author of FIVE BOOKS on the Herbert family ( The Carnarvon Earls and Countesses ) of Highclere Castle, Hampshire ( the famed setting for ITV's period drama, Downton Abbey ).

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