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Ethel Parks

Ethel Parks

Former Housemaid

The former housemaid left Downton Abbey in disgrace after conceiving a child with Major Bryant, a recovering officer who denied responsibility before perishing in the war. Ethel rejected an offer from Major Bryant’s parents to take their grandson from her. Now, her struggle to survive with Charlie has led to absolute degradation, and Ethel may have no other choice than to look to a surprising source for help.