Downton Abbey's beloved Lady Violet Grantham on marriage, relationships, and womanhood.
Calling Downton Abbey a well-liked show is like calling Justin Bieber "a bit popular with the teen set." Fans of the show swarm the various crevices of the internet, endlessly debating characters' lines, motivations, fashion choices, and other, weirder stuff. Maggie Smith's Lady Violet Grantham, Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey (to use her full name) is a clear frontrunner in fans' hearts, mostly due to her never-ending supply of put-downs. The series returns this week (in England), and to commemorate that, we're checking out some of the most…interesting advice buried under Lady Violet's harsh exterior.