Stories in Topic: Culture and Society

  • 01.24.13 - UNH British Historian Explains Appeal of Downton Abbey
    When World War I hero Matthew Crawley dropped to one knee in the swirling snow and finally proposed to Lady Mary Crawley in the season two finale of the popular PBS drama “Downton Abbey,” it was the culmination of a romance ensconced in an elegant and nostalgic lifestyle that has captured the imaginations of American viewers. But what was it like to live in 20th century Edwardian England, especially for women, and why does it intrigue so many of us?