Secrets of the Manor House

Secrets of the Manor House

Fri, 07/29/2011 - 8:00pm

Find out what really went on behind the stately walls of the British manor house a century ago. A hundred years ago, the world of the British manor house was at its height. It was a world of luxury and privilege that has provided a majestic backdrop to a range of movies and costume dramas to this day, most recently in the popular MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey.” But what was really going on behind those stately walls? Find out when this Secrets of the Manor House, airing Friday, July 29, 2011 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011), looks beyond fiction to the truth of the lives lived in these ancient British houses, and shows how mounting financial, political and social pressures were poised to bring momentous changes.

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