In between the prim and proper ways of the beautiful estate that is Downton Abbey are secrets, lies, scandals and sometimes, even horrible tragedy. There’s more than meets the eyes when it comes to the Granthams, their elite friends and their staff. In between all of the fancy attire, over the top dinners and massive amounts of cleaning to keep the large house neat and tidy, we have some of the most dirty little secrets.
From death to premarital sex to revenge to blackmail to interracial relationships, Downton is in no short supply of skeletons in its closets. And you thought Scandal was all about scandal.
With that said, here are just a few of Downton Abbey’s most scandalous moments.