To Marry An English Lord
ISBN: 0761171959
EAN13: 9780761171959
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 15, 2012
Pages: 414
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 8.9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Gilded Age 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 realm--among 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, and the world of two television series, Downton Abbey and The Gilded Age.

In all, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles. Filled with a wealth of historical personalities, grand houses, gossipy anecdotes, and a feature called comme il faut--the very finest points of etiquette that ruled Victorian and Edwardian society--To Marry an English Lord is their story.

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