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Moorestown Historical Society presents: New Jersey Women and Royal Marriages

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 13.

Join the Historical Society of Moorestown at The Moorestown Library on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. for “New Jersey Women and Royal Marriages.”

As all “Downton Abbey” fans know, before Cora Crawley became the Countess of Grantham she was Cora Levinson, American heiress. As part of the marriage contract, Cora’s fortune was tied to the Grantham family’s failing estate to prevent it from going bankrupt.

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While Downton Abbey’s Granthams are fictional, the idea of wealthy American heiresses marrying impoverished European nobility is not. There were hundreds of these marriages, including several featuring brides from New Jersey.

Melissa Zioboro, assistant professor of history at Monmouth University, will introduce us to the so-called “dollar princesses” of the Gilded Age, including Lady Monson (Morristown), Lady Roberts (Harrington Park) and Princess Miguel of Braganza (Elberon, NJ).

This event is free. Please contact the Moorestown Library to reserve your seat at (856)234–0333.

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