Rejoin the Crawley family for a sixth and final season of intimately interlaced stories centered on the English country estate. The beloved cast includes Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, and many others.
Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Hugh Bonneville (Paddington), Elizabeth McGovern (Woman in Gold), and Michelle Dockery (Non-Stop) lead an acclaimed ensemble cast in this intimately interlaced story of one family that has captured the fascination and hearts of the world. Academy Award®-winner Julian Fellowes brings to life the drama and intrigue of all those who call Downton Abbey home, from the Earl of Grantham and his family to the faithful servants who toil below stairs. Winning Golden Globe® and Emmy® Awards, Downton Abbey follows the Crawley family and their staff from pre-war England through the storms of World War I, and into the social and political upheaval of England in the 1920s as the lives of its inhabitants are intertwined and shaped by love (passion?) and aspiration, devotion and betrayal, and tragedy and triumph.
Lauded as “an instant classic” by The New York Times, this set includes all 43 episodes of the first five seasons of this sweeping family saga.Downton Abbey: Blue Logo Duotone Canvas TotebagLady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes’s Emmy Award-winning PBS show, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of this fabled home on the brink of war.
Much like her Masterpiece Classic counterpart Lady Cora Crawley, Lady Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a young age, her dowry serving as the crucial link in the effort to preserve the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home. Throwing open the doors of Highclere Castle to tend to the wounded of World War I, Lady Almina distinguished herself as a brave and remarkable woman.
This rich tale contrasts the splendor of Edwardian life in a great house against the backdrop of the First World War and offers an inspiring and revealing picture of the woman at the center of the history of Highclere Castle.