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To Marry an English Lord

by Carol McD. Wallace, Carol McD. Wallace, Gail MacColl

Workman Publishing Co | March 15, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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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 details--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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 403 pages, 9.06 × 6 × 0.88 in

Published: March 15, 2012

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761171959

ISBN - 13: 9780761171959

Found in: History

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To Marry an English Lord

by Carol McD. Wallace, Carol McD. Wallace, Gail MacColl

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 403 pages, 9.06 × 6 × 0.88 in

Published: March 15, 2012

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761171959

ISBN - 13: 9780761171959

Table of Contents

PROLOGUE CHAPTER 1 THE BUCCANEERS Old New York The Cut Direct At Home on Washington Square The Mrs. Astor Rule Britannia At Home on Berkeley Square Their Noble Lordships The London Season Pushy Mamas Words for Those on the Outside Wanting In The Age of Revenge Wall Street Father No. 1: The Sporting Man The First Marriages The Wilson Family Scorecard #1: May & Ogden The Last Word CHAPTER 2 THE FAIR INVADERS A Turn in the Tide Calling-Card Protocol The Wilson Family Scorecard #2: Orme & Carrie The Big Showdowns Audacity & Innocence The Genius of Clothes Wall Street Father No. 2: The Silent Partner The Top Dollars The Siege of London The Flip Side: Queen Victoria''s Court Fifth Avenue Meets the Peerage The Wilson Family Scorecard #3: Belle & Mungo Miss Daisy Miller The Competition Points in Her Campaign Poor Peers Estate Drains Rating a Mate Darling Daisy The Self-Made Girl''s Wedding CHAPTER 3 AMERICAN HEIRESSES: WHAT WILL YOU BID? He Stoops to Conquer The Other Astors The Princess Diana Connection Duke''s Progress: The English Lord''s American Journey The Plutocrat''s Daughters The Louis Fixation Wall Street Father #3: The Collector The Match of the Century Like Father, Like Son The Newport Schedule Doing the Continental Annus Mirabilis Let''s Make a Deal She Is Now a Duchess The Heiress''s Newport The Wilson Family Scorecard #4: Grace & Neily The American Aristocrat''s Wedding The Vanderbilt-Whitney Show CHAPTER 4 MARRIED HEIRESSES Happily Ever After Bringing Home the Bride A
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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 details--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:

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

About the Author

Gail MacColl Jarrett is a writer who lives in England.

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"Marvelous and entertaining." - Julian Fellowes, creator of DOWNTON ABBEY
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