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The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau

Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: History, 20th Century
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In 1895, nine American heiresses travelled across the Atlantic to bag themselves husbands and titles. For the English gentlemen the girls married it was a way to secure their estates. For the girls who came from new money, marriage was a means to obtaining social prestige.

The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau tells the stories of these nine heiresses and the remarkable women who made it happen behind the scenes - the unofficial marriage brokers Lady Minnie-Paget and Consuelo Yzanga, Duchess of Manchester.

©2017 Katie Hickman (P)2017 Oakhill Publishing

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  • 08-08-18

Wonderful detail!

Not much new if you know the topic, but the descriptions transport you to the gilded age.