DOWNTON ABBEY SPECIAL: The upper and lower classes had very different love lives – but passion their knew no boundaries

DOWNTON ABBEY SPECIAL: The upper and lower classes had very different love lives – but passion their knew no boundaries

10:21 PM on 9th September 2011

Upper class: Lord and Lady Grantham

Upper class: Lord and Lady Grantham

Mutual admiration: Bates the valet and head housemaid Anna First footman Thomas and Daisy the kitchen maid

Bates the valet and head housemaid Anna (left) and first footman Thomas and Daisy the kitchen maid (right)

Departure: Lady Mary says goodbye to Matthew Crawley as he leaves for France

SO, WILL LADY MARY MARRY Matthew Crawley”s departure for France leaves Lady Mary cast adrift…

...but when newspaper tycoon Sir Richard Carlisle arrives on the scene, both see the potential a union would bring - joining money and power with class and beauty

…but when newspaper tycoon Sir Richard Carlisle arrives on the scene, both see the potential a union would bring – joining money and power with class and beauty

FOOTSIE WITH A FOOTMAN

Sex as a single woman was the ultimate debauchery during the Edwardian age

Sex as a single woman was the ultimate debauchery during the Edwardian age