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... for the show and how it is used by the actual Carnarvon family.
After the castle tour we were herded down to the basement for the tour of the Egyptian artifacts brought back by the 5th Earl. I definitely didn't expect to see a real mummy today, but there was King Tut next to his golden sarcophagus, encased in glass in the basement. Mummies in the basement. Happy thought indeed.
After my inside tours I was hungry, so I stopped by the tea room ...
... has given his name to the legal test of criminal insanity in England and other common law jurisdictions known as the M’Naghten Rules.In 1840 M’Naghten sold his wood turning business and spent two years in London and Glasgow. Whilst in Glasgow in 1841 he complained to various people, including his father, the Glasgow commissioner of police, and an MP, that he was being persecuted by the Tories and followed by their spies. No-one took him seriously, believing him to be deluded. ...
The hardest part is over; I have said my goodbyes which in some cases were heart breaking and just plain painful, I have had an awesome party, seen my awesome friends, read some cards that made me cry, been given some seriously ace presents and endless amounts of kind words and advice.
I have my passport, my insurance, my hat and butterflys.
Oh and bog roll.
Toodaloo Camberley, it's been..... well, emotional ;)
... War I officers) have been used in the show.
Apparently, there is filming happening at the castle tomorrow!
The Egyption exhibit downstairs in the old staff quarters was very interesting, too. The 5th Earl of Carnavon (the rich castle people...) discovered Tutankhamen's tomb with Henry Carter... I knew the name, but I hadn't known there was a connection with Highclere!
After making several keenly-anticipated ...
... because when we walked into the chapel, the music was bright and militaristic marching type music. When we walked out, they were playing “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies”.
Decided to go for some Gurka curry. For 4 pounds, you were entitled to rice, chicken or pork curry, pappdams, and salad. We snuck in through the back way first but had to go back to the ...