At Home at Highclere: Entertaining at the Real Downton Abbey
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Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey, is one of the most famous historic houses in the world. Throughout the centuries, Highclere has welcomed Royalty, Statesmen, Egyptologists and pioneers of technology along with men and women from the worlds of music, art and letters. The etiquette of the invitation, the balance of guests at a weekend house party, their placement at dinners, and the entertainment of friends, as well as the organisation required to execute the perfect occasion, have all preoccupied successive generations of châtelaines.
In At Home at Highclere, the 8th Countess of Carnarvon invites you to enjoy five real weekends at Highclere from the mid-19th Century to the present day; Disraeli’s reform cabinet in 1866, a literary weekend with Henry James in 1886, a visit from the Prince of Wales in 1895, a musical Easter with Malcolm Sargent in 1935 and a life in the weekend of Highclere today.
Introduced by Alan Titchmarsh.
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