The upstairs/downstairs world of Downton Abbey: how true to life is it?

The upstairs/downstairs world of Downton Abbey: how true to life is it?
The drama Downton Abbey first appeared on our TV screens more than a decade ago, and has since run for six seasons and a feature film, with another on the way in December 2021. But how much do the relationships on screen reflect the real sensibilities of the Edwardian period and the interwar years – and how do they serve as a reflection of our own perceptions of early 20th century history?
News story posted on 2021-08-18T07:12:00.0000000Z