AMERICAN HEIRESSES TAKE ON THE PEERAGE In 1895, nine American girls, including a Vanderbilt (railroads), LaRoche (pharmaceuticals), Rogers (oil) and Whitney (New York trolleys), married peers of the British realmoXamong them, a duke, an earl, three barons and a knight. It was the peak year of a social phenomenon that began in the Gilded Age after the Civil War and handed down the legacy of Anglomania, Preppies, the Jet Set, even Winston Churchill and Princess Diana, offspring of such Anglo-American alliances. In all, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles. TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD is their story. The book thato_s comme il faut Tales of wealth and marriage, sex and snobbery, featuring: ?h Stuffy Old New York and Mrs. Astoro_s o?400or ?h Pushy Mamas, Wall Street Fathers & The Quest for Class ?h Edward, The Prince of Wales Who Loved Rich American Girls ?h The Marriage Contract, Keeping House in a Castle, Doing Your Wifely Duty: The Heir & the Spare ?h Complete with: the Parties, the Clothes, the Scandals, the Love Affairs, and 100-Year-Old Gossip Thato_s Still ScorchingMacColl, Gail S. is the author of 'To Marry an English Lord: Or how Anglomania Really Got Started' with ISBN 9780894809392 and ISBN 0894809393.