Secrets of the Manor House

About the Show

A hundred years ago, the world of the British manor house was at its height. It was a world of luxury and privilege that has provided a majestic backdrop to a range of films and costume dramas to this day. But what was really going on behind those stately walls? This programme looks beyond fiction to the truth behind life in these ancient British houses, and shows how mounting financial, political and social pressures were poised to bring momentous changes.