From 1912 to 1926: How the Residents of Downton Abbey Changed

Fourteen years (in Downton time) after we met the Crawley family and their loyal staff – here's how things changed for the characters who have been there through it all


If anyone was put through the ringer over the past six years, it was Anna. First, she was in love with a man who was married to a psychopath blackmailer. Then, her husband was sentenced to death (luckily, his sentence was changed to life in prison and he was later released). After that, she was raped. And then, she was arrested for her rapist's murder. To top it all off, she had multiple miscarriages. Thankfully, all ended well for Mrs. Bates: she ultimately gave birth to a son, and there are no evil valets in sight.