New Documentary Goes Behind the Glittering Facades to Discover What Life Was Really Like in the Great Houses of Edwardian England
A hundred years ago, the world of the British manor house was at its height. It was a world of luxury and privilege that has provided a majestic backdrop to a range of movies and costume dramas to this day, most recently in the popular MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey.” But what was really going on behind those stately walls? Find out when this program looks beyond fiction to the truth of the lives lived in these ancient British houses, and shows how mounting financial, political and social pressures were poised to bring momentous changes.
Watch Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 7pm.
Read the PBS Press Release.