Downton Abbey is a historical drama written by Julian Fellowes. The series follows the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in an Edwardian country house just after the turn of the 20th century.
David Coyle (later to take the stage name of Brendan Coyle) was born in Corby, Northamptonshire to an ...
John Bates is the valet. The valet receives orders only from his master. He dresses him, he accompanies him on every journey. An exsoldier, John Bates was Robert's batman during the Boer War. He arrives at Downton in the first episode to take the position, but Bates was wounded in the war and it has left him lame, which makes him both defensive and fiercely loyal to Robert for giving him another chance. His natural ally within the house is Anna, and he is obviously attracted to her. But for some unknown reason he cannot declare himself.
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