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!

2 comments:

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

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  2. Thanks Geneva for stopping by and following along!

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