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Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? Learn the history behind the drama in these featured programs:
Dining at Downton: A Trial by Fork and Life In Service at Downton Abbey

 
 

Random History

In the 19th century amateur accomplishment in art were considered an advantageous social refinement for a girl. However, professional studies in life-drawing classes were feared to compromise a woman’s virtue by inflaming her passions and making her unfit as a wife and mother. It was even considered improper for women artists to draw undraped statuary in mixed company.

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