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Downton Abbey – Upstairs & Down for the New Gen and New Age

Downton Abbey – Upstairs & Down for the New Gen and New Age

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From our London correspondent comes news about an exciting television series Downton Abbey, the most expensive British TV show ever produced. It is a great upstairs and downstairs story about life in an English Country House just prior to world war one, The dynamics of the people who live and work in Downton Abbey draw everyone into their emotional turmoil, one mostly internalized by its protagonists against their wellbeing. They are responding to the strict social and moral mores of their day which are under threat by massive societal change…

Castles – Fear to Freedom

Castles – Fear to Freedom

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In the tenth and eleventh centuries in England and Europe the landscape resembled a frontier society. Fragmented, fearful and fortified against itself the feudal system was about the lord and castle, the peasant and hut, the monk and church. Crusaders introduced the brick and decorative brickwork into England via France…