|Maria, who is ABD, and her horse, who is not, possibly taken at her country house.|
"Congratulations to Maria Barron who passed her candidacy exams yesterday [Wednesday]. In preparation for the new season of Downtown Abbey, Maria regaled Profs Bergner, Claycomb, Hodge (from History), Weihman and yours truly with the history and myth of the English country house. Bravo Maria!"
Congratulations to Maria!