Melissa Aaron

King's College London

Melissa Aaron - King's College London

I am a historian, and specialise in the social history of American and British elites in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

Painting of Nancy Astor by John Singer Sargent

Trusted Source: Helping you understand the big ideas behind our special places...

Trusted Source articles

Mary Victoria Leiter, Lady Curzon (1870-1906) by Fransz Seraph von Lenbach

Who were the titled Americans?

Over 300 British aristocrats married American women between 1870 and 1914. While popular perception understands these marriages as arranged trades of titles for dollars, this explanation is correct for only a few exceptional cases.

Find out more