Expired: From Uptown Girls to Downton Abbey: How American Gilded-Age Heiresses Invaded the British Aristocracy
From Uptown Girls to Downton Abbey: How American Gilded-Age Heiresses Invaded the British Aristocracy
Meeting ID: 848 3069 9164
Thursday, April 8th @ 6:30 P.M.
Live on Zoom. Link will be on website and Facebook. Claire Evans will be presenting. Long before the British Invasion, the cash-strapped lords, viscounts, and dukes of Great Britain shifted their focus from hunting foxes and pheasants to more lucrative targets: cash-flush Gilded Age American socialites who were willing to trade their family’s money for an ancient title and often a chilly reception in the British aristocracy. Join anglophile and former U.K. resident Claire Evans as she recounts the tales of some of the famously loaded young Americans who infused bank accounts of many stately homes, including close relatives of Winston Churchill and Princess Diana. She’ll also give travel tips if you’d like to create a Gilded Age tour for yourself.