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5043 "Earl of Mount Edgcumbe" and the Aquae Sulis

Back in action on routes which Castles were all familier with, 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe ran once more hauling the ''Berks & Hants Aquae Sulis'' a rather u.

SIR JAMES TYRELL or TYRRELL, (d. 1502), supposed murderer of the princes in the Tower, was the eldest son of William Tyrell of Gipping, Suffolk, by Margaret, daughter of Robert Darcy of Maiden. Sir John Tyrrell was his grandfather. James Tyrell was a strong Yorkist. He was knighted after the battle of Tewkesbury on 3 May 1471, was appointed to conduct the Countess of Warwick to the north of England in 1473, and served as member of parliament for Cornwall in December 1477.

6 May 1502 – Death of James Tyrrell, English knight He was an English knight, a trusted servant of King Richard III of England. He is known for confessing to the murders of the Princes in the Tower under Richard's orders

Battle of bosworth field flag standard fragment

Richard III Standard Relic Relic of the standard taken from Richard III on 22 Aug 1485 at Bosworth Field, where the Yorkist king was defeated, and the Tudor dynasty began.

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey-- The Countess of Carnavon Fiona J. M. Aitken

Tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes’s Emmy Award-winning PBS show DOWNTON ABBEY, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the Countess of Carnarvon.

Almina, Countess of Carnarvon, 1876-1969 was the wife of George, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, 1866-1923, the famed discoverer with Howard Carter of the Tomb of Tutankhamun.

Almina, Countess of Carnarvon, was the wife of George, Earl of Carnarvon, the famed discoverer with Howard Carter of the Tomb of Tutankhamun.

Portrait of Almina

Visit Highclere Castle, Egyptian Exhibition, Grounds and Gardens