To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex by Carol McD. Wallace, Gail MacColl

By Carol McD. Wallace, Gail MacColl

From the Gilded Age until eventually 1914, greater than a hundred American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped money for titles--just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the 1st of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes used to be encouraged to create after examining To Marry An English Lord. jam-packed with shiny personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand homes, and a wealth of interval details--plus photos, illustrations, charges, and the finer issues of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette--To Marry An English Lord is social heritage at its liveliest and so much obtainable.

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59 LADY WALOKCIRAVK to Lady Strachcy, on the Stevens/ Gramont debaele Despite the bouquet, this photograph of Minnie Stevens Paget was not taken at her wedding. Her dress, hair and jewelry would have been far more elaborate. of business to New York to investigate the Stevens family finances. His offer was subsequently retracted. The Stevens women had, it seemed, inflated Minnie's net worth. The chagrined and now somewhat desperate Minnie (she was twenty-five, practically a confirmed spinster by the standards of the era) decided to go with the sure thing.

Lemuel Struthers of the "bold feathers and brazen wig" in Edith Wharton's r/ic Age of innocence. Marble Km: Insets: Ttiiiiy H'liaitnti niui his Imie-to-lie, Edith janes. THE BUCCANEERS 33 an age to be presented to society. She was very pretty, slender and green-eyed and charming, but society clearly wanted no part of her. So Mrs. Stevens, ever practical, closed up her house and took her daughter off to the greener, nobler pastures of Europe. AT HOME ABROAD In abandoning a lost cause, the ladies Jerome, Yznaga and Stevens were only doing the sensible thing.

Mrs. Stevens lives unhappily on as Mrs. Lemuel Struthers of the "bold feathers and brazen wig" in Edith Wharton's r/ic Age of innocence. Marble Km: Insets: Ttiiiiy H'liaitnti niui his Imie-to-lie, Edith janes. THE BUCCANEERS 33 an age to be presented to society. She was very pretty, slender and green-eyed and charming, but society clearly wanted no part of her. So Mrs. Stevens, ever practical, closed up her house and took her daughter off to the greener, nobler pastures of Europe. AT HOME ABROAD In abandoning a lost cause, the ladies Jerome, Yznaga and Stevens were only doing the sensible thing.

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