The Earl of Grantham’s stately pile Downton Abbey is as famous as any of the characters of the hit TV series but fans of the show might be interested to learn of Highclere Castle’s (the… 1,681 more words
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Confession: I’m obsessed with Downton Abbey.
The fictional British series follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants as major historical events like the sinking of the Titantic and the outbreak of the World War I shift British social hierarchy away from large estates like Downton, reflecting the timeless battle between tradition and progression. 267 more words
Last week we discussed the role of servants in regards to upper class families in Europe. Today we live in a world where the idea of the servant is a foreign one. 461 more words