The Earl and the Pharaoh

This talk is about a man whose life and death became front-page news throughout the world between the autumn of 1922 and the spring of 1923 when, with his colleague Howard Carter, he discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun and then, shortly afterwards, died.

The media circus that accompanied the opening of the tomb latched onto the glint of gold, the extraordinary treasures and, of course, the superstitious world of ancient Egypt. The back story of hard work, the acquisition of experience and knowledge in an in-hospitable climate, has been overlooked in a welter of excited prose – it is a tale of discovery. Hear about it all directly from the author of the book of the same title.

This talk is free to members of Berkshire Family History Society and we request a donation of £5 from non-members.  Pre-booking is required, because the meeting link will emailed in advance.  Booking ends one day before event. 

To join this meeting, you will need a computer device which has a microphone and speakers.  Ideally, also a webcam.  You also need to be able to access emails from this device.  First time users will be asked to download a small piece of software to join the meeting.  The meeting link will be emailed to you in advance.  Technical help is available for those who need further assistance, please contact .

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Wed 16 Oct


Doors open at 7.15pm and meeting starts at 7.45pm London time
19:15 - 21:30


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  • Lady Carnarvon
    Lady Carnarvon

    Fiona, 8th Countess of Carnarvon, is the wife of Geordie, 8th Earl of Carnarvon. They live at Highclere Castle, known to millions around the world as “Downton Abbey”

    Lady Carnarvon is the best-selling author of 6 books, an historian, an international speaker and fundraiser in the UK and abroad. Lady Carnarvon, her husband and son live ‘quietly’ with seven dogs, a number of horses and ponies, a brood of chickens, several bee hives and some rare breed pigs, amongst the normal farm animals in the farm and landscape of Highclere Castle today.

    Lady Carnarvon is an award winning author, having written numerous New York Times Bestsellers including Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, Christmas at Highclere, and Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey.