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Violet Crawley (Maggie Smith) is the Dowager Countess of Grantham and the matriach of the Crawley family but her marriage to the late Earl of Grantham. She is Robert Crawley’s mother, and grandmother to his daughters. The name Violet comes from the name of the flower, via the Latin word viola. It is also related to a shade of purple.
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