To Marry an English Lord
Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery
Gail MacColl & Carol McD. Wallace
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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So, lots of girls have the dream of becoming a 19th century mistress in a huge country house of a titled aristocrat á la Downton Abbey. This book will disabuse you of any romantic notions about the era, class, or life these women were a part of.
Engaging, jam-packed with information, vividly written.
How to Marry an English Lord
Excellent book giving insight to a world long gone