The Highclere estate at which Downton Abbey is filmed costs $1,000,000 ($1 million) per year to maintain. Tweed suits worn by hunters and gamekeepers were purposefully designed to blend in with the landscape as a sort of camouflage. During the 19th century, a typical high society dinner menu for 20 people would have cost $100.00 for an Earl of an estate, which was equivalent to a maids annual salary for 2 years. When accounting for modern inflation, the bill for entertaining a king or queen woul...
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