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Violet Crawley Memes – The Countess Part 2 of 3

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Violet Crawley (played by Maggie Smith), the Dowager Countess of Grantham, is without a doubt the best character on the period drama television series Downton Abbey. Moreover, she brings a comedic relief where it is much needed.

Violet Crawley is a protective women who never believed in her sons marriage to the American heiress, Cora Levinson. She rather keep her families name out of the public eye and from discussion. As you might know, she likes to have a somewhat firm grip on the family matters and uses her cunningness and competitiveness to get things done. She is extremely sarcastic which makes her a fantastic mind on the show.

For those of you who don’t know much about Violet’s history, she was born in 1842 to a baronet. They seemed to be impoverished and didn’t have any money to her name when she got married. She got married to the Earl of Grantham sometime before 1860, she brought upper class blood but very little dowry. She would give birth to 2 children, Robert (the Earl) and Rosamund. Unlike their mother, they married into money rather than nobility. She was not keen on Robert’s marriage but did reap the benefits.



As the anticipation ratches up for the next installment of Downton Abbey, the Countess must always control her excitement.

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The thought of laughing too hard makes her sweat. Just don’t ever talk about the green stuff.

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Damnit! That excitement bit just went through the window.  Maybe we can calm her down. But you know how the sound of money gets to her. Nothing really gets her more excited than…

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Son of a SWIVEL! This nightmare never ends. Someone is going to need to get her blood pressure medicine or some biscuits and tea. She’s not young anymore, someone needs to go get her. We need to shut this down before it gets out of control.

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Countess… Flawless Victory!