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Violet Crawley

Violet Crawley

Dowager Countess of Grantham

Downton Abbey's Dowager has faced more than her fair share of tragedy with model British resolve and force. In the wake of Matthew's death, Violet must dig deeper than ever before, suspending jibes and jabs, acid wit and disdainful stares, and summon the side of the matriarch most rarely disclosed but most urgently needed: gentle grandmother. Only then can she succeed, with true wisdom and strength, in leading her family back on the road to recovery.