January 1, 2012

Downton Abbey Returns For a Second Season

Season 2 of the series Downton Abbey premieres on January 8 on PBS. As you'll recall, the last episode of season 1 ended with news of the formal declaration of war between Great Britain and Germany, announced at Lord and Lady Crawley's garden party. This popular new series stars Maggie Smith, Dan Stevens, and Elizabeth McGovern and touches on many law-related issues, including an entail (Lord Crawley's daughters cannot inherit his title), women's rights, clashes between the "haves" and the "have-nots", illustrated most clearly by the attitudes of some of the servants working for Lord and Lady Crawley who resent their "downstairs" positions and by the fiery rhetoric of some of the politicians who visit the local  town.

Check out The First World War Poetry Digital Archive and the UK's National Archives website for more on the First World War.

1 comment:

giagentili said...

I look forward to watching the second season. However, the webpage says that the premiere will be on January *8*, not 18.