1923. A year has passed and Edith returned from Switzerland having secretly had her baby and given her up for adoption. The family and staff journey to London for debutante Lady Rose to be presented to the king. Martha Levinson and her son Harold also turn up and Mary meets both Anthony and Charles, who openly vie for her attention. Rose goes to a club with married friend Freda Dudley-Ward, from whom the cardsharp Sampson steals a love letter from the Prince of Wales. Mary and Charles endeavour to retrieve it in vain, though the escapade brings them closer. John is called upon to help obtain it. Mary is annoyed to learn from Anthony that the supposedly-republican Charles is himself an aristocrat's heir. Mrs Hughes and Mary discover that John was indeed in London on the day of Green's death. Martha attracts gold-digging admirer Lord Aysgarth but sees through him and turns down his proposal, though Harold, to his surprise, charms Aysgarth's daughter Madeleine and the Levinson valet ... Written by
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Did You Know?
When James concedes that he doesn't "have the right to mind" serving at the picnic Carson responds sarcastically "thank you Wat Tyler." Wat Tyler was a leader of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. See more
Violet uses the term "whodunit" in 1923, but that word's first appearance would not occur for another 12 years. See more
[about the trip to London
Are you looking forward to it?
Why should I be? What difference does it make to peel onions in London or peel them in Yorkshire?
Vienna Blood Waltz
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