To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage,Sex and Snobbery

To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage,Sex and Snobbery

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By (author) Gail MacColl, By (author) Carol McD. Wallace

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  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 23mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 2 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0761171959
  • ISBN 13: 9780761171959
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 40,489

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From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles - just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading To Marry An English Lord. Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and a wealth of period detail - plus photographs, illustrations, quotes, and the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette - To Marry An English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible.

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AMERICAN HEIRESSES TAKE ON THE PEERAGE In 1895, nine American girls, including a Vanderbilt (railroads), LaRoche (pharmaceuticals), Rogers (oil) and Whitney (New York trolleys), married peers of the British realmoXamong them, a duke, an earl, three barons and a knight. It was the peak year of a social phenomenon that began in the Gilded Age after the Civil War and handed down the legacy of Anglomania, Preppies, the Jet Set, even Winston Churchill and Princess Diana, offspring of such Anglo-American alliances. In all, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles. TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD is their story. The book thato_s comme il faut Tales of wealth and marriage, sex and snobbery, featuring: Nh Stuffy Old New York and Mrs. Astoro_s oss400or Nh Pushy Mamas, Wall Street Fathers & The Quest for Class Nh Edward, The Prince of Wales Who Loved Rich American Girls Nh The Marriage Contract, Keeping House in a Castle, Doing Your Wifely Duty: The Heir & the Spare Nh Complete with: the Parties, the Clothes, the Scandals, the Love Affairs, and 100-Year-Old Gossip Thato_s Still Scorching"