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Read ✓ Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle 109 ¾ ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle By Fiona Carnarvon ✍ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Lady Fiona Carnarvon became the chatelaiUt 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. This title is certainly a lovely find especially for anyone who enjoys digging up intriguing history You don't have to be a fan of the TV show to enjoy the book as there is maybe only mention to the show at the beginning of the book and that's it From there on it's pure and actual historyMy favorite parts of the story are about how Highclere was turned into a hospital during World War I There's a lot that Lady Almina had to do to keep it up and running but it seems like a very worthwhile jobThere's tons of interesting tidbits interspersed all throughout Such as learning the fact that children growing up in the nursery had to use the servants' back stairs to stay out of sight from the adults in the family That was a shockerI loved the book myself If what happened at Highclere Castle is any indication of what was happening to other similar estates at the time it sure was intriguing to study up on Lady Almina made a fine lady of house she was industrious and knew how to get in and do the work to pull a big plan together She's a strong woman and it made her story an interesting one

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey The Lost Legacy of Highclere CastleUt 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. This title is certainly a lovely find especially for anyone who enjoys digging up intriguing history You don't have to be a fan of the TV show to enjoy the book as there is maybe only mention to the show at the beginning of the book and that's it From there on it's pure and actual historyMy favorite parts of the story are about how Highclere was turned into a hospital during World War I There's a lot that Lady Almina had to do to keep it up and running but it seems like a very worthwhile jobThere's tons of interesting tidbits interspersed all throughout Such as learning the fact that children growing up in the nursery had to use the servants' back stairs to stay out of sight from the adults in the family That was a shockerI loved the book myself If what happened at Highclere Castle is any indication of what was happening to other similar estates at the time it sure was intriguing to study up on Lady Almina made a fine lady of house she was industrious and knew how to get in and do the work to pull a big plan together She's a strong woman and it made her story an interesting one

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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle Ó Lady and the Real Downton PDF or Fiona Carnarvon became the and the PDFEPUB #188 chatelaine of Highclere Castle the Lady Almina Kindle setting of the hit series Downton Abbey eight years ago In Almina and the PDF #10003 that time she's become fascinated by the rich history of Highclere Almina and the Real Downton PDF 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. Yeah I read this Why Because I'm a lady you see Please pay me no heedThis is the story of Highclere Castle at its prime Specifically it focuses on Lady Almina her husband Lord Carnarvon and their family As the subtitle suggests Highclere is the impressive house better known to the world these days as Downton Abbey and that is why this book exists There are marked similarities between what viewers of that hit television show will recognize and what actually happened at Highclere especially during the Great War period so DA fans will not be disappointed They may however be bogged down with history than they expected This is not a place you'll receive a full erudite lecture upon Victorian and Edwardian England but it is serviceable In fact the very beginning is somewhat hard to follow what with the lords and ladies with their numerous names often French or German in origin that come out marble mouthed as if your tongue has been stewing in a vat of anesthesia Those who relish pomp will delight in chapter one's description of a wedding and marriage that only money could buy However those same people are probably going to be exhausted by the history lesson which is why they may not like this book and why I enjoyed it than I expected I didn't have high hopes that there was going to be anything of substance herein In fact I'm surprised to be writing this review never mind giving it 4 stars because I figured I would've given the book up as a waste of time about halfway through But I did read this smooth yet workman like book to the end and enjoyed its insights The Carnarvon family were aristocrats and part of me is sickened by their excessesbuuut then I remember I live in America I recall the fairly privileged life I've led and it humbles me Looking beyond the entitlement you can't help but like these people for their charity the part they played in the war the many philanthropic efforts etc etc Yes yes they had plenty of money that they didn't earn so why shouldn't they should give it back But not all of them didor do The way the system works I guess we should be glad of the Bill Gateses of the world Beyond all that the family had long reaching contacts not only in society and government but in the world in general There were fascinating connections to the Brideshead Revisited novelist Evelyn Waugh and the most incredible archaeological find of all time that made for interesting sidebars I would've liked to have heard about the building of the house and what it looks like on the inside but then I suppose Fiona Carnarvon the current lady of the house didn't want to sap the tourism cash cow generated by visits to Highclere Daily attendance must be through the roof lately Read & download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ Fiona Carnarvon

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Fiona Carnarvon Þ 9 Characters 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 PDF 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 o. 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