To Marry An English Lord

To Marry An English Lord

Book - 2012
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Read about a unique set of American women cutting a swath through stodgy 19th century British aristocracy. The book covers not just who they were but the lows and the triumphs of their inter-continental marriages. Also included are many fascinating details on how they dressed and what they had to go through.
Publisher: New York, NY : Workman Pub., c2012
ISBN: 9780761171959
Branch Call Number: History 974.71 MAC
Additional Contributors: Wallace, Carol 1955-
Cain, David 1951-


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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".

ArapahoeKati 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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