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?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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