George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, the Fifth Earl of Carnarvon, 1866-1923, yachtsman, motoring pioneer, race goer, crack shot, big game hunter: his interests were self-indulgent. He bought yachts and motorcars and established a horse racing stud in Berkshire, that still thrives. He shot birds and game on his Estates, and married the Rothschild heiress, Almina Wombwell. Yet all these activities are dwarfed as history records foremost that he co-discovered with Howard Carter an ancient treasure of a Boy King. At the time of the find the priceless contents of Old King Tut’s Tomb captured everyone’s imagination.
Little is recorded in the public domain about George's childhood, his mother, Lady Evelyn Stanhope, and his early years, culminating in his marriage to Almina, in 1895.
The opening Chapter of "Lordy!" shows the 12 year old George at the time his father, the 47 year old Henry, 4th Earl of Carnarvon married his cousin, Elsie Howard, a woman of twenty four, in 1879.