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Topic: Downton Abbey

The romantic but violent story of the real White Queen

Elizabeth Woodville was an extraordinary and beautiful woman whose descendents still rule us

Don’t believe in Downton: what life ‘below stairs’ was really like

A new book gives an eye-opening account of the history of servants in Britain

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/02/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/02/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

How rife was anti-Catholicism in Downton Abbey’s time?

After all, the Earl of Grantham’s estate was stolen from the Church

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 15/02/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/12/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Downton Abbey is a fantasy of the past. That’s why we love it

In it we watch the only aristocrats on earth who seemingly never care about money

No wonder Downton Abbey is a success: it shows what English people were like before we were spoilt rotten

We long for a habit of politeness and respect that parents no longer instil in their children