CnP: The former Spanish king should know a thing about castles, shouldn't he? Killua is of course connected with world famous TE Lawrence, the man who is better known as Lawrence of Arabia. Could you share a fact from the castle history which is not generally known or a fact which is somewhat extraordinary and unusual?
ASK: The connection with Lawrence might be tenuous….or not! Lawrence's father was the last Baronet of Killua Castle, however he never lived in Killua. However, when he and his mistress, Sarah Junner, were discovered in Dublin, she was heavily pregnant with their second son. Supposedly, they moved to Wales before she gave birth, however, T.E. Lawrence was registered in Wales when he was already one year old. All their other children were, on the contrary, promptly registered after birth. Local legend is that he and his wife stayed at Killua with his sister, Lady Caroline Margaret Chapman and that the future Lawrence of Arabia was born in Killua on the first floor, above the smoking room.