This social history on the influx of American heiresses marrying into titled English families serves as an inspiration for the award-winning television series Downton Abbey.
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. Download and start listening now!