Master of the Estate |  Archive – Video

Master of the Estate | Archive – Video

In this captivating episode of 60 Minutes Archive titled “Lord of the Manor”, viewers are introduced to Robert David Lion Gardiner, the 16th Lord of The Manor of Gardiner’s Island, located 100 miles east of New York City. At 88 years old, Gardiner is a larger-than-life figure, known for his eccentricities and his fierce determination to preserve the historical significance of his ancestral island.

Gardiner, who traces his lineage back to a royal land grant from King Charles I of England, is embroiled in a bitter feud with his niece and her husband, the Golettes, over control of the island. The Golettes, who stand to inherit the island, have different ideas about its future, leading to a conflict that spans generations.

As the story unfolds, viewers are taken on a tour of the island, filled with historic buildings, pirate lore, and tales of intrigue. Despite the court battles and family drama, Gardiner remains steadfast in his mission to protect the island’s heritage.

With stunning visuals and in-depth interviews, “Lord of the Manor” offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of a true American aristocrat and the fight to preserve a piece of history for future generations. This episode is a testament to the power of passion and tradition in the face of modern challenges.

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