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


Isobel's been through a lot of heartbreak during Downton's run – most notably, the loss of her only son, Matthew. Throughout it all, however, she was tireless in her crusades to help others – whether it was Ethel, the former maid-turned-prostitute, or refugees pushed out of their homes after World War I. After finding happiness for others, she got it for herself at the end of the sixth season, when she tied the knot with Mary's godfather, Lord Merton – despite his insufferable sons.