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By Carnarvon, Almina; Carnarvon, Fiona; Carnarvon, George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert; Carnarvon, Almina; Carnarvon, George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert

ISBN-10: 0770435629

ISBN-13: 9780770435622

ISBN-10: 0770435637

ISBN-13: 9780770435639

Tells the tale at the back of Highclere fortress, the real-life suggestion and environment for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS express, and the lifetime of certainly one of its most famed population, woman Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon. girl Almina used to be the daughter of a filthy rich industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a tender age, her dowry serving because the the most important hyperlink within the attempt to maintain the Read more...

summary: Tells the tale in the back of Highclere citadel, the real-life proposal and environment for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS exhibit, and the lifetime of one among its most renowned population, woman Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon. girl Almina was once the daughter of a filthy rich industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a tender age, her dowry serving because the the most important hyperlink within the attempt to maintain the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral domestic. Throwing open the doorways of Highclere fort to are inclined to the wounded of global battle I, girl Almina individual herself as a courageous and memorable girl

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Almina had passed from almost total obscurity to object of media scrutiny in a moment. With her new status came all sorts of pressures. Almina wasn’t given very long to wonder what lay in store for her. Lord Carnarvon spent the next few days taking his bride around the park and neighbouring villages to meet the local families, in order that Almina could begin to explore alone and become familiar with her new home. They went to Highclere Church for morning service on the Sunday after they were married.

It was an unusual spectacle, but then everything about this wedding was unusual. Almina’s name, the circumstances of her birth and most of all her exceptional wealth, all contributed to the fact that this was no typical Society wedding. The Earl was getting married on his twenty-ninth birthday. His family and title were distinguished and he was slim and charming, if somewhat reserved. He owned houses in London, Hampshire, Somerset, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. His estates were grand; the houses were filled with paintings by the Old Masters, objects brought back from trips to the East and beautiful French furniture.

The Victorian period is sometimes thought of as being one of strict morals and prim behaviour, in all aspects of life, but it was also an age of materialism and wild confidence. The Empire was expanding, and British commercial interests with it. Dizzying amounts of money were made in the City of London by men who were prepared to step in and offer loans to the government or to the East India Company or even to individual entrepreneurs. Sir Alfred de Rothschild was one such man, and he came from a family who had been at the heart of funding the British imperial project for two generations.

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