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

VIOLET CRAWLEY (MAGGIE SMITH)

Lots has changed at the Abbey over the past six seasons, but one thing has remained unaffected: Violet Crawley. The family's matriarch barely changed at all throughout the show's run. Really – she's even still wearing those corseted, high-necked dresses that were all the rage in the Edwardian era. Some things never change, and in this case, we're thankful: Who else would dole out Downton's much-needed witty one-liners?