The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau

The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau

Husband Hunting in the Gilded Age : How American Heiresses Conquered the Aristocracy

eBook - 2017
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In 1895, nine American heiresses travelled across the Atlantic and bagged themselves husbands and titles. Though this phenomena had been happening for many years, 1895 was undoubtedly the most successful one for the unofficial marriage brokers Lady Minnie Paget and Consuelo Yzanga, Duchess of Windsor. For the English gentlemen the girls married it was a way to sustain their land, houses and all of the trappings of aristocracy. For the girls, who came from new money and were therefore not part of the American social elite, marriage was a means to obtaining the social prestige they craved. This book tells the story of these 9 women - the seasons, the parties, the money and the titles - always with one eye on the remarkable women who made it happen behind the scenes.
Publisher: London :, Aurum Press Limited,, 2017
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9781781316818
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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