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rosy-cole's picture
  This is just to add a few thoughts to those of Jacqueline Winspear's post yesterday, where she describes how she appreciates Simon Schama's contribution to historical learning, but believes his opinion of Downton misguided. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/downton-abbey/9022087...
jacqueline-winspear's picture
A bit of a spat blew up last month, when noted historian, Simon Schama, took aim at the enormously successful British TV series Downton Abbey. Schama is, as you may know, originally from that scepter'd isle, and doesn't like what he's seen of Julian Fellowes' take on the aristocracy and the...