The Million Dollar Duchesses

by Julie Ferry

Biography / Autobiography Relationship Stories

The Million Dollar Duchesses Synopsis

`The American girl has the advantage of her English sister in that she possesses all that the other lacks...' - Titled Americans On 6th November 1895, the young and brilliant heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt wedded the near-bankrupt Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough. A dazzling yet miserable match was made - one which glittered above all others for high society's unofficial marriage brokers who, in a single year, initiated and manipulated a series of spectacular transatlantic pairings. Injecting millions of dollars into the ailing aristocracy; fame, money, power and prestige were all at play. Characterised by scandal, illicit affairs, spurned loves and unexpected deaths, The Million Dollar Duchesses reveals the machinations which led to these most influential matches between America's heiresses and Britain's elite. The Gilded Age was a tumultuous period for society's most eligible.

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ISBN: 9781781317877
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Publisher: Aurum Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781317877
Publication date: 3rd May 2018
Author: Julie Ferry
Publisher: Aurum Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

About Julie Ferry

Julie Ferry is a freelance journalist and has written for The Guardian, Independent, Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph. She lives with her husband and two children in Bristol. The Million Dollar Duchesses is her first book.

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