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Are the Granthams a real family?

Are the Granthams a real family?

Are the Crawleys of Downton Abbey a real family? The fictional Crawleys are based on the Earls and Countesses of Carnarvon, who still reside at Highclere Castle, where the series is filmed (though the fictional Downton Abbey is in Yorkshire, rather than Hampshire, where Highclere is).

What religion is Lord Grantham?

The family is staunchly Anglican, as Robert remarks that there has not been a Catholic Crawley since the Reformation.

How rich is the Earl of Grantham?

According to Forbes’ Fictional 15 — an annual list of the richest fictional characters — the Earl is worth an estimated $1.1 billion in today’s dollars.

Who is the highest paid on Downton Abbey?

Dame Maggie Smith reigns over the Downton Abbey cast in earnings. With her sharp wit and amazing one-liners, Violet Grantham, the Dowager Countess, played by Dame Maggie Smith, was, perhaps, the most memorable “Downton Abbey” character of all.

What happens to Marigold on Downton Abbey?

Cora reveals Marigold will have moved to her stepfather’s estate of Brancaster Castle in Northumberland by the end of Edith and Bertie’s honeymoon.

Did Tom Branson sleep with Edna?

Let’s not forget Branson acted of his own free will when he slept with Edna. Mrs. Hughes’ threats seem especially out of character given her tremendous sensitivity to Anna’s plight. The action resumes the very morning after her brutal rape at the hands of Lord Gillingham’s valet, Mr.

How much did a footman get paid?

His salary was around 30 pounds ($3,200) a year. Many footman’s salaries were based one how tall they were rather than how well they did their work. The taller and more impressive they were the more they received.

Is Patrick Gordon an imposter?

Violet is then convinced Major Gordon is a fake, most likely Peter (which would explain how he knew some of the private details of the Crawley family and possibly Patrick’s strange mannerism of wiping his lips with his fingers).

Who will inherit Highclere Castle?

His eldest son Lord Porchester will inherit the Highclere estate after the Earl’s death. His second wife Fiona Carnarvon is a former accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and is the eldest of six sisters.

Does Mary know about Marigold?

Mary- Mary grew suspicious about Marigold when she heard a puzzling remark about the child being a family secret between Cora and Violet and she tried getting answers out of Tom and Anna but they said nothing but they knew. In the end she figured it out and forced Tom to confirm the truth with her.

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