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The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau

Husband hunting in the Gilded Age: How American heiresses conquered the aristocracy

by Julie Ferry

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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. The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau will romp through the year to tell the story of these nine 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.


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Publisher: MBI

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  • Release date: February 9, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9781781316818
  • File size: 10475 KB
  • Release date: February 9, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9781781316818
  • File size: 10475 KB
  • Release date: February 9, 2017

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History Nonfiction

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English

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. The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau will romp through the year to tell the story of these nine 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.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    MBI

    Kindle Book
    Release date: February 9, 2017

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781781316818
    File size: 10475 KB
    Release date: February 9, 2017

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781781316818
    File size: 10475 KB
    Release date: February 9, 2017

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
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  • Languages
    English