Downtown Abbey and its highly problematic depiction of the experience of servants at the end of the era of widespread bonded servitude has tended to color the opinions of many viewers about the nature of such lives. 364 more words
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Regency Era Lexicon – the Letters “I” and “J” and “K”
Imperial – the term “imperial” designated the officially adopted uniform system of weights and measures that replaced the MANY different standards that the English had used prior to 1820… 655 more words
King George III’s Children – Part 2
Before succumbing to his illness, George III had a sometime tempestuous relationship with members of his family.
The king’s second son, Prince Frederick, Duke of York, found himself in a scandal, along with his mistress, Mary Ann Clarke. 809 more words