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The Million Dollar Duchesses: How America's Heiresses Seduced the Aristocracy

Author: Julie Ferry.

The Million Dollar Duchesses: How America's Heiresses Seduced the Aristocracy

Author: Julie Ferry.

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Item #: D34053
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2018
Publisher: Aurum
ISBN: 9781781317877
During the Gilded Age, a wave of wealthy American heiresses married into the English aristocracy. Focusing on the year 1895, Julie Ferry tells the story of Lady Minnie Paget and Consuelo Yzanga, ambitious marriage brokers who achieved their greatest success when Consuelo Vanderbilt married Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough. Surveying these a... More
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During the Gilded Age, a wave of wealthy American heiresses married into the English aristocracy. Focusing on the year 1895, Julie Ferry tells the story of Lady Minnie Paget and Consuelo Yzanga, ambitious marriage brokers who achieved their greatest success when Consuelo Vanderbilt married Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough. Surveying these ambitious and sometimes mercenary unions, Ferry notes how some were happy matches, while for many, it resulted in loneliness, infidelity, bankruptcy, and divorce.


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