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Sex, scandal, and celebrity in late eighteenth-century England

Author: Matthew J Kinservik
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: New Middle Ages.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book tells the story of the bitter feud between the Duchess of Kingston and the actor, Samuel Foote, which resulted in a pair of scandalous trials in London in the revolutionary year of 1776. Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, the duchess's state trial for bigamy and Foote's criminal trial for attempted sodomy engrossed the attention of Londoners, including George III, Parliament, and the  Read more...
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Kinservik, Matthew J., 1967-
Sex, scandal, and celebrity in late eighteenth-century England.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(DLC) 2007060056
Named Person: Elizabeth Chudleigh Bristol, Countess of; Evelyn Pierrepont Kingston, Duke of; Elizabeth Chudleigh Bristol, Countess of; Evelyn Pierrepont Kingston, Duke of
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew J Kinservik
ISBN: 9780230604803 0230604803 9781349538546 134953854X
OCLC Number: 560442292
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 15 April 1776 --
Disgracing her Grace --
The Clandestine Marriage --
Marriage a la Mode --
The Siren's Voice --
Noble Prospects --
Jactitation of Marriage --
Exit the Duke --
Enter the Actor --
Trial of Bigamy --
The Proxy War --
Trial for Attempted Sodomy --
Exiles --
I, Libertine.
Series Title: New Middle Ages.
Responsibility: Matthew J. Kinservik.
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This book tells the story of the bitter feud between the Duchess of Kingston and the actor, Samuel Foote, which resulted in a pair of scandalous trials in London in the revolutionary year of 1776.  Read more...

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