To Marry an English Lord (Paperback)

Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery in the Gilded Age

By Gail MacColl, Carol McD. Wallace

Workman Publishing Company, 9780761171959, 416pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (5/27/2014)
Paperback (1/9/1989)
MP3 CD (5/27/2014)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (8/1/2014)
Compact Disc (5/27/2014)

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“Marvelous and entertaining.” —Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey
Discover the true stories behind the women who inspired DowntonAbbey and NBC’s The Gilded Age, the heiresses—including a Vanderbilt (railroads), a LaRoche (pharmaceuticals), and a Rogers (oil)—who staked their ground in England, swapping dollars for titles and marrying peers of the British realm. Filled with vivid personalities, grand houses, dashing earls, and a wealth of period details and quotes on the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette, To Marry an English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible. Sex, snobbery, humor, social triumphs (and gaffes), are all recalled in marvelous detail, complete with parties, clothes, scandals, affairs, and 100-year-old gossip that’s still scorching.

About the Author

Gail MacColl Jarrett is a writer who lives in England.

Praise For To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery in the Gilded Age

“Marvelous and entertaining.” — Julian Fellowes, creator of DOWNTON ABBEY