MARCH 17 Meeting: The Dowager Countess and Kate Middleton

Have you been wondering why Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess is called Lady Grantham and not Lady Violet? How did Kate Middleton end up with the last name of Cambridge? All will be made clear on Saturday, March 17 at 1:00pm in the Community Room of the Barnes & Noble in Pittsford. Marie Sprayberry, the coordinator of the Syracuse region of the Jane Austen Society of North America, will present “A Field Guide to British Royalty, Nobility and Gentry.” An entertaining and enlightening look at the structure and titles of the today’s nobility and those mentioned in Jane Austen’s novels.

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