Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham. (Dame Maggie Smith) Robert's mother. She is immensely proud, immensely loyal to her son and immensely insufferable to her American daughter-in-law, whom she regards as an interloper, a living compromise the family has had to make. She was born the daughter of a baronet, which Cora does not believe entitles Violet to carry on as if she were a Plantagenet, especially as she brought virtually no money with her. In other words, both women think themselves…

popsugar.comfrom popsugar.com

The New Downton Abbey Trailer Will Gear You Up For 1 Last Season of Regal Fashion

Downton Abbey.

Mail Onlinefrom Mail Online

Abbey Christmas! Will Downton's Matthew get Mary? That'd be telling

Downton Abbey

Voguefrom Vogue

Downton Abbey: Edwardian Inspiration

Downton Abbey

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM The mother of Robert, Earl of Grantham, Violet is proud, loyal to her son and immensely insufferable to her American daughter-in-law Cora, whom she regards as an interloper, a living compromise the family has had to make.