So there are published script books for Seasons 1-3, and they’re really great. However… as you know if you’ve tried to find the published scripts for 4-6, they don’t exist. I don’t know why, but they were never officially released. So here’s the link to the site that has transcripts for all 6 seasons of… Continue reading The Missing Downton Abbey Scripts
VERY interesting article! If you ever want to see the entire royal British family tree from King George V and Queen Mary on down, this is it, complete with pictures. If you scroll down, there’s a brief bio for each one. I’m going to try to find some family trees for previous generations, but for… Continue reading The Current British Royal Family Tree
This is the most amazing site, so check it out! Floor plans of Highclere, rooms, corridors, pics of the original building before the Victorian renovation… a great resource. I’m still looking for a coffee table type book that is basically nothing but pics of every room in Highclere and every square inch of the grounds,… Continue reading The History of Highclere
I’ve been researching the birth of plastic surgery, which really happened as a result of World War I. My theory is that… let’s just say “P” Gordon… 😉 had several rounds of early reconstructive surgery on his face, which was why he still had bandages one full year after the last battle of Passchendaele. Otherwise,… Continue reading Reconstructing Faces of World War I
I found a really fascinating article. If you’ve ever wondered exactly who was in line for the throne after Queen Elizabeth, well, this provides the answers… at least for the top 20. ) I wonder if the Earl of Grantham would eventually get there after going through a few hundred other heirs first… 😛 Click… Continue reading Who’s Next for the British Throne?
Hey all, so I’ve always felt bad for Madge (the maid who never got any lines,) and after more searching than I actually have any time to do, I found a pic of Madge in full DA costume! Unfortunately, we never saw her like this, and I felt bad for the actress (Holly Thomas) who didn’t… Continue reading Madge the Missing Maid
I couldn’t resist. Fun with Photoshop, and picturing Edith in a slinky red dress. Thanks to a member for posting the original red dress pic in our FB group! Related posts: Madge the Missing Maid Hey all, so I’ve always felt bad for Madge (the maid who never got any lines,) and after more searching than I actually… Continue reading Edith in Red
And in the You Learn Something New Every Day department… did you know that the DA theme actually has lyrics?? ? Because it does!! http://www.gpb.org/blogs/desperate-for-downton/2013/07/29/sing-the-downton-abbey-theme-song-here-are-the-lyrics DOWNTON ABBEY LYRICS: DID I MAKE THE MOST OF LOVING YOU? Did I make the most of loving you? So many things we didn’t do. Did I give you all… Continue reading The Downton Abbey Theme Song Has Lyrics??
I’ve always been fascinated by Grantham House, the Crawleys’ London residence. When they went to the city for the “season”, this was where they would stay. There’s actually a list of the (known) rooms, including the intriguing “Octagonal Drawing Room.” In DA-land, the house was built in 1849, during the height of the massive Victorian… Continue reading Grantham House
f you love the DA script books as much as I do, then you’re probably also not happy about the fact that only the first three seasons were ever published. I really don’t know why that decision was made– you just know that the last three seasons’ scripts would be bestsellers. However, the official script… Continue reading Downton Abbey Transcripts