The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain

The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain

Lady Grantham of ‘Downton Abbey’ is definately not an anomaly. British aristocrats married United states heiresses in droves into the very early 1900s. But had been it certainly since straightforward as ‘cash for class’?

Tim Teeman

Senior Editor and Writer

PBS/Photofest

It’s the many animated this Downton Abbey fan has ever seen Lady Grantham. Elizabeth McGovern, whom plays the time detergent opera’s slack-jawed, sleepy-eyed matriarch Cora—who constantly appears listlessly zonked, whatever catastrophe has just befallen her husband or unlucky-in-love daughters—gallops with gusto through the tales regarding the real-life American heiresses who married British aristocrats in the Smithsonian Channel’s documentary series Million Dollar American Princesses.

The three-part show, which starts on Sunday night prior to the initial episode of Season Five of Downton, centers around the tales of the clutch regarding the 200 approximately US heiresses who married British lords at around the end regarding the 19 th century and the start of 20 th. Lanjutkan membaca “The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain”