To Marry An English Lord

To Marry An English Lord

eBook - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2012.
ISBN: 9780761171980
0761171983
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 403 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: Wallace, Carol 1955-

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alicat1
Jun 17, 2017

Want to marry an English Lord?
This book explains the late nineteenth century methods
rich American girls employed to "gain
a British royal suitor".

AL_KATI Oct 21, 2016

Finally--a how-to guide so we can all marry well and rich. Very factual and informative and full of juicy tidbits about how the other half lives.

cash12345 Jun 04, 2014

This book gives excellent background information about English and American customs and rituals surrounding courtship and marriage of the wealthy in turn of the century Edwardian England. Essential for Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge fans.

EuSei Aug 07, 2012

An excellent book for research—being that it was extremely well research itself! Incidentally, the American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy, were ridiculed, belittled, yet, it was only thanks to their money that that very aristocracy was able to survive. According to the book, most marriages were not happy—yet even among British aristocracy marriages were of convenience and very seldom for love. But there was at least one very happy result: Winston Churchill! The book has also plenty of beautiful pictures. A must read. (Published again 8/7/12) NOTICE: Attempts to censor (“Report this”) my comments will be fiercely fought under the aegis of American Libraries’ beloved principles: Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Read, Intellectual Freedom.

agenesis May 01, 2012

According to Dewey Diva Laureen, this book inspired Downton Abbey!

debwalker Mar 21, 2012

The real life sagas of American women who, like Downton's Cora, married "up" into the English aristocracy. Not all ended so happily.

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