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To marry an English Lord

Author: Gail MacColl; Carol Wallace
Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1895, nine American girls married peers of the British realm. It was the peak year of a social phenomenon that began when the entrenched members of old New York snubbed these "new money" families after the Civil War, sending them off to England in quest of class. MacColl presents a rich tapestry of essays, sidebars, fact-filled boxes, and lively anecdotes to chronicle the era respresnted by Downton Abbey and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MacColl, Gail, 1954-
To marry an English Lord.
New York : Workman Pub., ©1989
(OCoLC)756444669
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gail MacColl; Carol Wallace
ISBN: 0894809393 9780894809392
OCLC Number: 18906705
Notes: One photograph inserted.
Description: x, 403 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The buccaneers. Old New York ; Rule Britannia ; Pushy mamas ; The first marriages --
The fair invaders. A turn in the tide ; Audacity & innocence ; The siege of London ; The competition ; Poor peers ; The self-made girl's wedding --
American heiresses : what will you bid? He stoops to conquer ; The plutocrats' daughters ; The match of the century ; She is now a duchess ; The American aristocrat's wedding --
Married heiresses. Happily ever after ; American wives & English husbands ; The heir & the spare ; Ch©Øtelaine, or, Where the money went ; Survival of the fastest ; At long last, love --
The new heiresses. Vivat rex ; Entertaining Edward ; The last marriages ; Till death or the judge do us part : the American heiress divorce ; Epilogue --
An American heiress directory. Register of American heiresses ; Walking tour of the American heiresses' London.
Responsibility: by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace.
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In 1895, nine American girls married peers of the British realm. It was the peak year of a social phenomenon that began when the entrenched members of old New York snubbed these "new money" families after the Civil War, sending them off to England in quest of class. MacColl presents a rich tapestry of essays, sidebars, fact-filled boxes, and lively anecdotes to chronicle the era respresnted by Downton Abbey and Upstairs, downstairs.

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