The world is abuzz with anticipation of the upcoming nuptials of American Megan Markle to Prince Harry, but the idea of an American marrying into the British aristocracy is not a new one.
After the American Civil War, many wealthy American socialites crossed the Atlantic to find husbands among the English nobility, trading dollars for titles. As in the television series Downton Abbey, these partnerships often saved historic palaces and estates -- bankrolling the introduction of modern facilities and creating magnificent repositories of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. Dr. Jann Mackey will investigate the social changes that transformed British society at the dawn of the twentieth century through the stories of three notable American heiresses.
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