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Viole, Dowager Countess of Grantham is Robert's mother. She is immensely proud, immensely loyal to her son and immensely insufferable to her American daughter-in-law, whom she regards as an interloper, a living compromise the family has had to make. She was born the daughter of a baronet, which Cora does not believe entitles Violet to carry on as if she were a Plantagenet, especially as she brought virtually no money with her. In other words, both women think themselves the superior of the other. Publicly, Violet supports the arrangements made by her late husband. But in reality, once Patrick is dead, she favours her grand daughter, Mary, over some distant stranger. This paves the way for an unholy alliance between the two Countesses, as they plot against Robert to overturn the arrangements. When the cross-breed heir arrives, with his middle class mama, she finds the situation intolerable, even if she, like Cora, sees one solution in Matthew's marrying Mary.
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham Quotes
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Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Don't worry. I believe in rules and traditions and playing our part. But there is something else.
Lady Mary Crawley: And what is that, pray?
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: I believe in love. I mean, brilliant careers, rich lives, are seldom led without just an element of love.
Lady Mary Crawley: Oh, Granny. You do surprise me.
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Oh, I am glad. So climbing all those stairs wasn't wasted.
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Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Oh, roll up, roll up, visit an actual dining room! Complete with a real life table and chairs!
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