It may seem like a lot of fun to be a lord or lady on Downton Abbey on MASTERPIECE Classic, but there were a lot of rules to follow. Times were changing when Downton Abbey begins, social norms still had a big impact from the very beginning: When the Crawleys’ heir died, none of the daughters could inherit. Social rules governed what you wore at different times of the day, what you could talk about with certain people, and even whom you could marry. Remember how alarmed everyone was when Matthew revealed he didn’t own a morning coat?
Could you pass for an Edwardian elite, or would the Dowager Countess find you out and have you on the next train back to London? Take this quiz to find out.
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