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Daemon
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Consuelo Vanderbilt

Consuelo Vanderbilt, a member of the prominent and wealthy Vanderbilt family, was seen as the ultimate marital prize of the Victorian age. Though she was in love with another man, Consuelo was pressured by her overbearing mother to marry Charles Spencer-Churchill, Duke of Marlborough. The couple subsequently divorced, and Consuelo went on to marry Jacques Balsan, a record-breaking balloon and hydroplane pilot. How much money did the Duke of Marlborough collect upon marrying Consuelo? More...
Gary98
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This is one example that money is not everything. You can't just count on Beauty either. What she needed is a wiser and less domineering mother, it seems.
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also the spencer were family of george washington
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Consuelo Vanderbilt wrote her memories, the "best seller" :
The Glitter and the Gold
Ohh! Poor little rich girl!!! A tale of an unhappy marriage in the Edwardian era.
Consuelo describes her father as having a happy nature and disliking strife. Speaking of her mother, Alva Vanderbilt she tells of a woman with high ambition, combative and strong, selfish and ruthless mother. Alva locked away Consuelo and kept her prisoner until she agreed to marry the arrogant and violent Duke of Marlborough.....
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Why must we constantly dangle this type of trite information in front of the noses of those of us that work so very hard to do something good for and within this world. Just another reason to have a completely open and honest public school system in all countries.

Yes, home schooling is just another style of inbreeding, always reminds me of the (sad) banjo player from the American movie, "Deliverance".
NeuroticHellFem
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What a mother from Hell! She's introduced in he article as a 'budding suffragette' & later mentioned to be herself 'the daughter of a mere merchant', yet she didn't give her daughter much freedom. Whipping her with a crop-whip for minor infractions, forcing her to wear a steel rod down her spine to improve her posture & forcing her to marry! None of these actions sound like the deeds of a 'budding suffragette'. If she had the right to vote, she would have wanted to cast her daughter's ballot too.
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When, as a teenager, Consuelo objected to the clothing her mother had selected for her, Alva Vanderbilt told her that "I do the thinking, you do as you are told."

Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt I'm glad you're cold in your grave now.
Consuela's philanthropy showed her to be a good person beneath the abuse & obscene amounts of money.
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Clearly, money can not buy you happiness.
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