What would it be like to be the lord or lady of an English estate? By contrast, what it be like to be the butler or the housekeeper of a Victorian castle?
We are given a glimpse of such lives through the story of Downton Abbey whose narrative was written by Julian Fellowes born on 17 August 1949.
His ancestors includes a Royal Army medical doctor during the reign of Britain’s George III, and a any Admiral who served with Lord Nelson.
He lives in Dorset, England, in a house built in 1633 on 50 acres.
Julian Fellowes recalls his fathers advice that: If you are born into a generation which must earn its living, then you might as well do something amusing.
There is almost nothing in your house that does not tell something about you.