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"Downton Abbey" Episode #1.3 (TV Episode 2010) Poster

(TV Series)

(2010)

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Anachronisms 

Kemal Pamuk is said to be from Istanbul. In 1913 Istanbul was still known as Constantinople and wouldn't be renamed until after the start of WWI.
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Ottoman Turkish diplomat Mr Kemal Pamuk was introduced. The series was actually set around 1912. The Surname Law of the Republic of Turkey was adopted on June 21, 1934. Before then, Turks carried titles such as "Pasha", "Hoca", "Bey", "Hanim", "Efendi", etc.
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When Kemal and Lady Mary were at the dinner table discussing dentists, Kemal suggests that Mary visits Istanbul. He should have said Constantinople, as it was only renamed Istanbul in 1923.
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At the hunt, the riders and dogs cross a stone bridge over a modern asphalt road. While paved roads could be found in large cities such as London, it was impossible for a country estate like Downton to have those in 1913.
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Factual errors 

"Pamuk" is a Turkish family name and it is impossible for the Turkish diplomat Mr. Kemal Pamuk to have this or any other family name since Turks did not have family names before 1934. On 21st of June 1934, a law was issued by the state that required every citizen to adopt a family name.
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