Downton Abbey: Spot the historical inaccuracy

If you haven’t seen Downton Abbey yet, you really, really should hop to it. It’s just that good. Seriously. I marathoned the first 4 seasons in one weekend and came out on the other side with a posh British accent (okay, a really bad not-so-posh accent), and wishing someone would serve me some tea.

The story revolves around the Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era. Showing how both the family and the people they employed were affected by various historical events, such as the sinking of the Titanic, the First World War, and the Spanish Flu pandemic.

So, if you (like me), are waiting (im)patiently for the next season to begin, being teased with these images is plain torture!

While you wait in agony for the next season to begin, have a look at these promotional images, and see if you can spot the historical inaccuracy in the last one.

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Images: Downton Abbey Facebook page

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Do you see it?

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Do you see it now?

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Image: Twitter

How about now?

No. They didn’t have plastic bottles in the 1920s. We bet that production assistant got a talking to from Mr Carson.

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