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The Countess of Carnarvon on Highclere Castle & her new book, THE EARL AND THE PHARAOH

The history of the real Downton Abbey and the 5th Earl’s involvement in the discovery of King Tut’s tomb.



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For the full hour, we talk with The Countess of Carnarvon as she discusses the history of her home Highclere Castle, which was made famous for being the main setting of the critically-acclaimed historical drama series Downton Abbey.

She also discusses the history that inspired her latest book, The Earl and the Pharoah which chronicles the life of George Herbert, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, and his role in funding and taking part in the excavation of King Tutankhamun's tomb.

The Earl and the Pharoah is available now wherever books are sold.

To watch Ernie Manouse's previous interview with The Countess of Carnarvon on Houston Public Media's InnerVIEWS, click here.



The Countess of Carnarvon

  • Author, "The Earl and the Pharaoh"

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