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Old 01-21-2013, 03:57 PM   #41
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I'm good with the names because I can read them. Otherwise I wouldn't know doo-doo

I'm still trying to figure out Robert Crawley who is an earl, but also called the Lord of Grantham and resides in Downton Abbey
Is Downton Abbey the castle and Grantham the village, or the other way around? Seems Crawley should be in there somewhere.
I believe Crawley is the family name like Windsor is the family name of the Queen. He is an earl which gives his title of Lord of Grantham and Downton Abbey is the name of the castle.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:59 PM   #42
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What is Grantham? Their village/estate?
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:11 PM   #43
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I believe so. A little googling and earldoms were bestowed on families of influence and named after the area where they lived or had their land/interests invested.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:40 PM   #44
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ahhhh...
When I first started watching it I thought Robert and his immediate family's last names was Grantham, while the cousins' (Matthew and Isobel) names were Crawley. Then I caught that his last name was Crawley, too, and couldn't figure where Grantham came from.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:08 PM   #45
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:35 PM   #46
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ahhhh...
When I first started watching it I thought Robert and his immediate family's last names was Grantham, while the cousins' (Matthew and Isobel) names were Crawley. Then I caught that his last name was Crawley, too, and couldn't figure where Grantham came from.
Remember when Princess Margaret wanted to marry Anthony Armstong-Jones? Well, her sister, the Queen, didn't want her sister's children to be born commoners. So she bestowed the title of "Earl of Snowdon" upon her husband-to-be just prior to the marriage. So now the family name is Armstrong-Jones, House of Snowdon. The family lineage is passed down through the male heirs. Unless there are no male heirs, until recently with the birth of Prince William's child, should it be a girl.

"Earl of Snowdon" is one of those titles that petered out due to no male heirs to carry it on. So the Queen resurrected it for Anthony. Just like the "Duchess of Cambridge" for Prince William's wife. To have a child of William's be entitled to the throne without a Title from both parents would have made the child half-commoner. And you certainly don't want just any commoner taking control of the throne.

Princess Anne, chose to not have a title bestowed upon her husband. Thus her children, granchildren to the Queen, have no title either, nor can they claim one without the Queen's permission or her bestowing one upon them. Thus they are considered commoners. And waaaay down the line of inheritence to the throne. And of all the immediate family members that make appearances on behalf of "The Firm", Princess Anne makes the most.

So there is your mini history lesson on The Royal Family of England.
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No Zara and Peter Phillips are not way down the line because they have no title they are still the children of Princess Anne and are in their rightful places in the top 15 in the succession line .
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Remember when Princess Margaret wanted to marry Anthony Armstong-Jones?...
Who?

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Crawley is the family name and Downton is the village .
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:08 PM   #50
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Crawley is the family name and Downton is the village .
And Grantham? Is that the castle name then?
Or is that simply a title like what Addie was saying about Snowdon?
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