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To Marry an English Lord: Victorian and Edwardian Experience

MacColl, Gail, Wallace, Carole

Editore: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1989
ISBN 10: 0283999721 / ISBN 13: 9780283999727
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Titolo: To Marry an English Lord: Victorian and ...

Casa editrice: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd

Data di pubblicazione: 1989

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Riassunto: This is the story of suits and marriages based on conjunction of interests in the late 19th century between wealthy Americans and British Aristocracy. It details how they lived, what they wore, how they amused themselves, where they lived and what they ate and drank.


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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