Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Twitter Event

Revel in the scandals, secrets and dramas of Downton Abbey along with your fellow Masterpiece fans. Celebrate Downton Abbey and the start of Masterpiece’s 40th season during a live Twitter event on Sunday, January 9, 2011, during the national broadcast premiere of Downton Abbey. You’re welcomed whenever you’re watching, but from 9-10:30pm Eastern time, PBS …

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Downton Abbey

Introduction to Downton Abbey Pt 2

Edwardians of means and/or status could not function without servants. The basics of everyday life–heating, lighting, cooking, cleaning, and washing–were all incredibly labor intensive, and the presence of housemaids, parlourmaids, cooks, scullery maids, footmen, butlers, etc were also a status symbol, for they represented a particular level of income. There was no shortage of prospective …

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Downton Abbey

Introduction to Downton Abbey Pt 1

The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. So secure does it appear, that it seems as if the way of life it represents will last for another thousand years. It won’t. Filmed at Highclere Castle in Hampshire (though Downton Abbey is placed firmly in …

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