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A Look at the Fascinating History of Highclere Castle – Setting of Downton Abbey

The main filming location for hit series and brand new film Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle in Hampshire, holds a fascinating history, as well as its more contemporary cinematic claim to fame. The Sphere | 14 April 1923 Using articles found in the British Newspaper Archive, in this blog we explore Highclere Castle – from its building to its famous inhabitants – and discover a history with as much drama as an episode of Downton Abbey. Architectural Origins Downton Abbey’s iconic exterior,

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26 November 1922 – Howard Carter and Lord Caernavon peeked into Tutankhamun’s Tomb…

‘Can you see anything?’ – Lord Caernavon ‘Yes, wonderful things…’ – Howard Carter On 26 November 1922, Howard Carter & Lord Caernavon peeked into Tutankhamun’s Tomb and glimpsed the pharoah’s treasure by candlelight. Here is a historical newspaper story that reports on this magical moment.       Subscribe today and discover history as it happened    


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