Miss Downton Abbey? Here Are Some Season 5 Spoilers.

We may be lightyears away from Season 5 of Downton Abbey, but let's stir the spoiler pot, shall we? This week, some cast members escaped the Dowager Countess' disapproving gaze and served up some TV tea. » 7/23/14 1:40pm 7/23/14 1:40pm

'The Worse A Woman Behaves, The Better She Needs To Look.'

In 20th century England, women who "abandoned" their families were known as "Bolters." And in the golden age of Bolters, Lady Idina Sackville was the most famous and scandalous of them all. » 6/03/09 12:30pm 6/03/09 12:30pm

R.I.P. Margaret Gelling

Margaret Gelling, an expert on the arcana of English place-names and who described herself as a "neat, keen, merry woman...sensibly shod and clad," has died at 84. [Economist] » 5/14/09 3:30pm 5/14/09 3:30pm

The Tourist In The Library

Greenway, Agatha Christie's 18th-century Georgian country home, has been restored and opened to the public, exactly as it was when it served as the inspiration for a number of the author's mysteries. [AP] » 2/24/09 6:45pm 2/24/09 6:45pm

R.I.P. John Mortimer

John Mortimer, beloved writer and creator of the iconic barrister and eccentric Rumpole of the Bailey, has died at 85. Mortimer was also an outspoken advocate of free speech and human rights. Farewell! [IHT] » 1/16/09 5:10pm 1/16/09 5:10pm