Secrets of the Manor House

Secrets of the Manor House

Inside British Country Homes in the Early 1900's

DVD - 2012
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Secrets of the Manor House looks beyond the fiction to the truth of how life was in these ancient British houses, and how mounting financial, political and social pressures were about to bring momentous changes to both the wealthy and their servants.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video, c2012
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781608836550
160883655X
Branch Call Number: DVD 941.082 Sec

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firefly5
Sep 15, 2015

Very interesting documentary.

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ostwald
Sep 07, 2015

I saw the dvd, and I had liked it
this is for everyone to watch

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ms_mustard
Apr 09, 2013

interesting doc about the era of the wealthy, land-owning aristocracy and their manor homes and the many servants that it took to run them, and how it all begins to fall apart.

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heartofoak
Mar 29, 2013

With Downton fever about, this brief documentary really pulls together the best elements of the overall structure & history of this unique period. What I love is they visit Manderston, which was the location for Manor House series.

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bby604
Dec 07, 2012

This fits right into the background of Downton Abbey.

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Keogh
Dec 04, 2012

PBS has a well deserved reputation for doing documentaries right, and that certainly holds up here. This concerns itself with the manor house lifestyle primarily in the Edwardian era. It examines the period through the social, political, and economic aspects, giving plenty of background on the aristocratic system in England and the life of the servants who kept such places running, stressing the rigid status that had to be adhered to. The documentary also explores the reasons for the decline of the manor society in the wake of monumental change. Highly informative and well worth having a look.

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