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How American Women have challenged the British Establishment Anne Sebba Monday 05 November 2018

Anne Sebba - biographer, journalist, historian and lecturer will examine how the so-called "dollar princesses" challenged the British establishment in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She will focus in particular on two of the best-known ladies of that time - Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, and Jennie Jerome, Lady Randolph Churchill. She will also discuss the lives of - and attitudes towards - the literally hundreds of American heiresses who flooded the shores of continental Europe, trading their fortunes for a title and a place in Society.

The event will be held at Churchill College, Cambridge. The cost is £30.

Please book with Patsy Glazebrook, either by phone: 01799 541180 or by email: Or download a booking form here: Booking form.


  • 10.00am           Coffee & biscuits
  • 10.30-11.30     Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
  • 11.30 - 11.45   Interval
  • 11.45 - 12.45   Jennie Churchill, Winston’s American Mother
  • 12.45 – 13.45   Lunch
  • 13.45 – 15.00   The Dollar Princesses

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