‘La Belle Rosemond’
My mother was born, Rosemary Rosamond, to Mary Magdalene Rosamond, and Royal Rosamond. Mary was a Wieneke who allegedly owned castles in Germany. My mother played it that way. Downton Abbey employed a Rose and Rosamond to tell a royal tale.
Mrs Hughes: “Lady Rose? That’s one word for her.” — Jack Ross and Elsie Hughes discuss Rose.[src] Lady Rose MacClare (b.in Autumn 1902) is the youngest child of Hugh and Susan MacClare, the niece of Agatha and Louisa, the younger sister of James and Annabelle, the sister-in-law of Annabelle’s husband and the great-niece of Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham. In Autumn 1920, she visits Downton Abbey and stays with Violet in the Dower House. She returns a year later, in September 1921, when the Crawley family visits her home at Duneagle Castle, where it is agreed that Rose will go to stay with them when her…
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