Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle - Fiona,  Countess of Carnarvon

I learned a great deal about World War One that I had never known/never been taught/never paid attention to, and it was not boring!  I was fortunate enough to get to see some of the King Tut treasures in Seattle, WA when it was traveling around the USA in the late 1970s.  It was interesting to read how that all came about and is connected to our "Downton Abbey".  I admire Lady Almina and her tenacity in starting up a war hospital in her home, a second one in London, and later a third.  She had a great impact on many people and an influence that is still felt today inside Highclere Castle.  There is even a Mr. Bates and a Crawley mentioned in these pages, albeit briefly.  A well-written account of a home with a very interesting history.