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


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?