Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Duchess of Marlborough

Many years ago while in England I took a tour of Blenheim Palace which is in Woodstock just 8 miles from Oxford.  While there I first heard about Consuelo Vanderbuilt.  Consuelo was an American heiress who was forced by her mother to marry the Duke of Marlborough.  Her life story is fascinating and I highly recommend  her auto biography" The Glitter and The Gold".  It really gives you a window into the life of the wealthy in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
Wow! That's some serious jewelry!


  1. "The Glitter and the Gold" sounds like something I'll enjoy reading. Thank You!

  2. Thanks Geneva for stopping by and following along!