To Marry an English Lord

To Marry an English Lord

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by Gail MacColl, Carol McD. Wallace
     
 

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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

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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:

Ñh Stuffy Old New York and Mrs. Astoro_s oß400or

Ñh Pushy Mamas, Wall Street Fathers & The Quest for Class

Ñh Edward, The Prince of Wales Who Loved Rich American Girls

Ñh The Marriage Contract, Keeping House in a Castle, Doing Your Wifely Duty: The Heir & the Spare

Ñh Complete with: the Parties, the Clothes, the Scandals, the Love Affairs, and 100-Year-Old Gossip Thato_s Still Scorching

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"In your very flattering article about books that might please fans of Downton Abbey, I was sorry that one title was missing: To Marry an English Lord. . . . It is a marvelous and entertaining study." —Julian Fellowes, writer and creator of Downton Abbey

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ISBN-13:
9780761171980
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
55,776
File size:
15 MB
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