Mrs Vanderbilt

Alva Vanderbilt, the mother of the lovely Consuelo Vanderbilt, whom she forced to marry the Duke of Marlborough when Consuelo was actually in love with Winthrop Rutherfurd, is described by the fictional Hetty Master in the 'Old England' chapter of New York.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The award for shortest reign in history goes to…Louis-Antoine Duke of Angoulême of France ! Louis XIX ruled for approximately 20 minutes – the time between when his father Charles X of France signed abdication papers in 1830 and the moment he too wielded a quill, signing away his rights to the throne.




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