Nancy The Story of Lady Astor. Adrian Fort.

Nancy The Story of Lady Astor

Hardcover, New York: St. Martin's Press, 2013. First Edition; First Printing. Fine in Fine dust jacket. Black and white photographs. Lady Astor [Nancy Langhorne] was not born to the silver spoon, her parents struggled in the early years, eventually her father was able to build a fortune and his one desire along with his wife was to see their daughters well married. Nancy's older sister, Irene, married Mr. Gibson an artist and she became know as "The Gibson Girl." Nancy married twice, the first marriage was to Robert Gould Shaw, they had a son called Bobbie. It was unusual in those days to get a divorce but Nancy did. In 1906 she married Waldorf Astor, son of William Waldorf Astor who was fabulously wealthy. He gave Cliveden to the young couple as a wedding gift. The were socialites (Nancy was known for her parties and horsemanship) and hard workers. She had four children with Waldorf. Nancy became the first woman MP in the British Parliament when her husband moved to the House of Lords. Nancy keep her seat from 1919 until 1945 when Waldorf required her to step down. She truly opened up opportunites for women in the British Empire. Ships same or next business day. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 378 pages. [Item #67518]

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