To Marry an English Lord

Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery in the Gilded Age (An Inspiration for Downton Abbey)


By Gail MacColl

By Carol McD. Wallace

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“Marvelous and entertaining.” —Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey
Discover the true stories behind the women who inspired DowntonAbbey and HBO’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.


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

On Sale
Mar 15, 2012
Page Count
416 pages

Gail MacColl

About the Author

Gail MacColl Jarrett is a writer who lives in England.

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