Lord Aubrey Penhew

Viscount of Pevensey, Colonel (ret'd.) His background is readily available in works like Who's Who and Burke's Peerage. He held title to several stately homes, as well as mansions in London, the Cotswalds, Monaco and Alexandria.

He graduated with honors in classics from Oxford, thereafter working with distinction as an archaeologist in Egypt. He served as a Lieutenant in the Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment (19th First North Yorkshire Regiment of Foot) from 1901-1902 during the Second Boer War. He was promoted to Colonel during the Siege of Kimberley. Penhew's only criminal record was a Wodehousian student prank. The Penhew name traces to the Norman invasion and has been undiminished since, save for a single ancestor convicted of treason and black magic.

After the war he traveled to Egypt. making great contributions to the field of Egyptology, particularly in Dhashur. He returned to Military service during the Great War from 1915 until 1916 when he retired with an injury. In 1919 he formed a surprising partnership with New York playboy millionaire Roger Carlyle. He disappeared in Kenya along with the other members of the expedition that same year.

The Penhew Foundation that carries his name continues his work, funding archeological research throughout the world.

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