Category Archives: Highclere Castle

British Country Houses in the First and Second World War – October 27, 2014

Once there were thousands of large British manor homes scattered across Great Briton. Many have been razed, destroyed, fallen into ruin, but even into the 20th century they still had a storied history. During the First World War, Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon, transformed Highclere Castle into a hospital, and patients began to arrive … Continue reading  

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Waddesdon Manor – London/Paris Trip – Still Day 1

After spending the morning at Highclere Castle, it’s back into the car for a drive to Waddesdon Manor. The original farmland for the Waddesdon Manor estate, several thousand acres was purchased by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (of the French banking dynasty) from the Duke of Marlborough in 1874. If you have visited the Palace of … Continue reading  

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Highclere and Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun was buried in 1325 BC and his tomb discovered by the 5th Earl of Carnavon and Howard Carter in 1922 AD. George Edward Stanhope Molyneaux Herbert was born in London in 1866 as the son and heir to the Estates and Earldom of Carnavon. As 5th Earl, upon his father’s death in 1891, he … Continue reading  

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September 2014 London/Paris Trip Overview of Trip and Day 1

Earlier in September this year, I took my wife (Vina) and daughter (Cyrene) to Europe for 10 days. As with most things, I had multiple motives. First, I am planning to include some aspects of European life, specifically British manor homes, in my future writings and wanted to visit some of these homes. Second, as … Continue reading  

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