“Downton” Expert: No Forks For Cake!

“Downton Abbey”‘s historical adviser Alastair Bruce says that the production tried putting actors in breeches but concluded they “don’t look good.” Here, however, he details the elements of etiquette that remain key to the show. My favorite: The family would never have used forks to eat cake. At tea-time, they would be given a tiny slice they could eat with their hands.

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