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WTF Happened Between Lady Danbury And Her Brother? Breaking Down The 'Bridgerton' Beef

Lady Danbury is the queen of getting involved in other people’s drama, but in season 3 of Bridgerton, she has some serious drama of her own. Her brother, Lord Marcus Anderson, arrives in town and it’s immediately clear that she has major beef with him. Like, the kind where she’s constantly giving him nasty looks and will barely talk to him. Even the book girlies have been wondering what went down between the sibs because Lord Anderson is actually a new character for the series. Their feud is teased throughout the first part of the season, but of course, we had to wait (about 10,000 years) for part two to find out what the fuck happened.

Lady Danbury finally tells her brother why she’s so angry in episode 6, but there’s also important context from the Bridgerton spin-off show, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, that helps explain the conflict. At long last: Here’s an in-depth breakdown of the Lady Danbury and Lord Anderson beef.

Warning: Spoilers ahead. 

Lady Danbury And Her Brother Lord Anderson Feud Explained

Lady Danbury Is Clearly Not Pleased To See Her Brother

Lady Danbury and Lord Marcus
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Lady Danbury is pissed as hell from the moment her brother arrives in London. When he flirts with Violet Bridgerton (he’s low-key a rizzmaster), Lady Danbury interrupts their convo and stiffly introduces him as her brother. “Marcus has just arrived in town, he’s only visiting,” she says, pointedly.

Lord Anderson, attempting to fix their relationship and grow closer to his sister, asks Lady Danbury to help him find a match. She shoots him down swiftly. “I do not know what you have heard,” she says. “but I ask that you leave me out of your raking about town. I am not interested.” Lord Anderson then swears his intentions are of “pure heart” and Lady Danbury claps back, “And is your heart located in your breeches?” She’s an icon, she’s a legend, and she is the moment.

Why Is Lady Danbury Mad At Her Brother?

So, what the hell happened? In episode 6 of season 3, we finally get answers. Lord Anderson starts to go after Violet when she’s upset and Lady Danbury stops him. “It is not for you to go after my friend,” she says. “Must you take everything from me?” That’s when Lord Anderson demands to know what’s going on so that they can be done with “this ire.”

He suggests, “It is about father treating me as the favorite over which I had no power,” to which Lady Danbury responds, “I do not care about that! What I care about is that I had a chance of happiness and you took it from me.” Tea. Lord Anderson looks utterly confused and asks her what he did.

It turns out, he kinda ruined her life. A classic man thing to do. “The night before I was to be married, I very nearly escaped to freedom,” she recalled. “Do you think I do not know that it was you that betrayed me to our father? I heard him thank you.” If you watched Queen Charlotte, you know that young Lady Danbury was groomed to marry a man named Herman Danbury and it was not exactly love… he was a shitty husband. So, Lord Anderson stole her opportunity to escape that life.

Why is this man acting like he doesn’t know what he did? Seems pretty damn obvious to me.

Ilana Frost
Ilana Frost
Ilana Frost is an entertainment writer at Betches. As a teenage girl in her twenties, she spends her time stanning Olivia Rodrigo, baking cakes for award shows, and refusing to ever leave her Reputation era.