From Uptown Girls to Downton Abbey (Online)
Join anglophile and former U.K. resident Claire Evans as she recounts the tales of some of the famously loaded young Americans who infused bank accounts of many stately homes, including some close relatives of Winston Churchill and Princess Diana. She'll also give travel tips if you'd like to create a Gilded Age tour for yourself.
Claire Evans is a former journalist, attorney, and college lecturer who started her love of most things British as she and her mother watched countless episodes of "Are You Being Served," "Fawlty Towers," and "The Vicar of Dibley" on PBS. She went on to study abroad in London and, against the odds, she married a Brit she met in Peoria, Illinois. They moved to England, where they lived for a number of years. Outside of her work for a legal advice charity, Claire became a student of historical sights, pub dining, and tea shops.
A special thank you to the Friends of the Library for their funding of this program. A link will be sent a hour before start time.
- Saturday, February 26, 2022
- 3:30pm - 4:30pm
- Zoom Virtual Meeting (Adult)
Time Zone: Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)