Women

Titled Americans, the 1890s Guide to Snagging an Aristocrat

The American Heiress is one of my favorite topics to cover when speaking about the Edwardian Era–and an American heiress is the heroine of my latest book!–so I was ecstatic when I finally tracked down a copy of the almost mythical quarterly periodical, Titled Americans. In this slim book is a list of all American …

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Women

Fascinating Women: Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Music played a large part in the lives of the Victorians and Edwardians, and with the boom in the music industry in the 1870s and 1880s, not only was a piano de rigueur in the middle class home, but musical talent was encouraged in both males and females. During the turn of the century, parlour …

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Women

The Original Lady Diana

As one Lady Diana married the Prince of Wales in 1981, another Lady Diana–one just as heralded, just as admired, and just as idolized in her day–was soon to turn 89 in August. This Lady Diana was also one of the last links (if not the actual last) to the glittering world of Edwardian high …

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