Sundays, 8:00 PM ET on Smithsonian
The stories of American heiresses who, from the 1870s to WWI, wed cash-strapped British aristocrats; and the changes that were wrought within England's ruling class as a result.
Elizabeth McGovern hosts this look at American heiresses who, from the 1870s to WWI, wed cash-strapped British aristocrats. First up: the first marriages between the "nouveau riche," who were snubbed by old-money families, and the British aristocracy. Some resulted from love, but others were little more than dollar-for-title deals.
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