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Mordomo: uma profissão do passado mas com muito futuro

Here are more promo pics and snapshots from Downton Abbey featuring some great images of Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery and.

The real life Downton Abbey: The true story of servants | Express Yourself | Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express

The real life Downton Abbey: The true story of servants

HIDDEN away below stairs an army of people were once the vital cogs that kept the homes of the wealthy running smoothly. For little reward these men and women toiled from before dawn until after dusk.

Downton Abbey, the Diagram.  (Now with a Printable Version)

Downton Abbey Addicts: Downton Abbey Explained in simple, yet funny, terms

I'm looking forward to the third series of "Downton Abbey", but when will we see it in South Africa? Back in time: Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary

Downton's back! And they've got a lot to reveal... Ten million will tune in to see if Lady Mary makes it to the altar with her cousin Matthew

Downton Abbey Season 2 cast on the Great Oak Staircase in Highclere Castle, South East England, UK.

Downton Abbey cast in character lined up on the steps of the main staircase of Downton Abbey. Why does the UK get to see the next season before we in the USA do?

Downton Abbey footmen

“Alfred Nugent (Mat Milne) - - James “Jimmy” Kent (Ed Speleers) - - Mr Carson (Jim Carter) - - Thomas Barrow (Rob James Collier) - - Downton Abbey ”

Victorian Servants: First six servants in a house: housemaid nursemaid, cook, male servant, lady's maid or kitchen maid and another male perhaps a full time butler.  From there work became more specialized:steward, full time valet, housekeeper, more lady's maids, governess, parlour maids, laundry maids, scullery maids and from there more male servants. After taxes on male servants became the norm, the more males a home employed, the more socially prestigious it was.

Victorian Servants: First six servants in a house: housemaid nursemaid, cook, male servant, lady's maid or kitchen maid and another male perhaps a full time butler. From there work became more specialized:steward, full time valet, housekeeper, more lady's maids, governess, parlour maids, laundry maids, scullery maids and from there more male servants. After taxes on male servants became the norm, the more males a home employed, the more socially prestigious it was.

One of my very fave Downton Abbey designs by Caroline McCall

i feel like either a) i was born in the wrong era, b) i want to be in a movie or show that is set in fancy dress time periods, or c) time travel should be a vacation option cause i want to wear this! (Mary in Downton Abbey)

The Downstairs staff

The Servant’s Quarters in 19th Century Country Houses Like Downton Abbey

Image from Downton Abbey Season servants in front of Downton Abbey © Carnival Film & Television Limited 2010 for MASTERPIECE - the Edwardian-era drama.

Some unknown facts about the pilgrims and their Mayflower voyage: (1) Not all of the Mayflower's passengers were motivated by religion. (2) They didn’t land in Plymouth first. (3) Some of the passengers had been to America before. (4) The Pilgrims were relatively tolerant of other religious beliefs.  (5) The Pilgrims didn’t name Plymouth, Massachusetts, for Plymouth, England.

The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, 1914 by Jennie A. Brownscombe - oil on canvas. This painting is located at the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

See how the Irish half lived, when you visit the servants’ quarters of Merchant’s House Museum.  Photo courtesy of Merchant’s House Museum

See how the Irish half lived, when you visit the servants’ quarters of Merchant’s House Museum. Photo courtesy of Merchant’s House Museum

Street Life in London, 1876. Selling peppermint cough preventatives. Notice the corrective shoes?

London ‘street doctor’, 1877 From 'Street Life in London’, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith: “The subject of the accompanying illustration is a vendor of cough lozenges and healing ointment.

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