Period dramas : Professor unravels the decline of English aristocracy

While fans will have to wait until the fifth season of Julian Fellowes’ beloved British period television drama for the answers to most of those questions, on Feb.?23 at the Central Library’s Faulkner Gallery, Westmont College history professor Alister Chapman will be offering a little insight into the latter. He will give a talk entitled “The Decline of the English Aristocracy: Why the England You Visit Today Doesn’t Look Like a Costume Drama,” which will be followed by the screening of the season four finale of “Downton Abbey.” more

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