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Women of fortune : money, marriage, and murder in early modern England

Author: Linda Levy Peck
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Women of Fortune begins its story with two younger sons of parish gentry, Thomas Bennet and Gilbert Morewood, who came to London from Berkshire and Yorkshire as gentlemen apprentices to London livery companies. Thomas Bennet and his brother Richard both became members of the Mercers' Company in the middle of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Gilbert Morewood was, remarkably, one of ten Morewoods apprenticed to the Grocers'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: True crime stories
History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Thomas Bennet; Gilbert Morewood
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Levy Peck
ISBN: 9781107034020 1107034027
OCLC Number: 1038477825
Description: xv, 335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color), genealogical tables ; 26 cm
Contents: 'The great man of Buckinghamshire' the Lord Mayor, the benefactor, and the moneylender : the Bennets --
'My personal estate which God of his infinite goodness hath lent me' the grocer's apprentice : the Morewoods --
'The £30,000 widow' and Kensington house : the Finches, the Cliftons, and the Conways --
'I was never one of fortune's darlings' city and country : the Gresleys --
'One of the greatest fortunes in England' : money, marriage and mobility : the Bennet heiresses --
'The most sordid person that ever lived' : the murder of Grace Bennet --
'The Countess of Salisbury who loved travelling' from Hatfield House to the grand tour : the Earl and Countess of Salisbury --
'A seventh son and beau major shall gain my Lady Salisbury' courting the countess : George Jocelyn --
'Diverse great troubles and misfortunes' losing a fortune : John and Grace Bennet --
'Fortune's darlings' single women in Hanoverian London : the Dowager Countess of Salisbury and Grace Bennet.
Responsibility: Linda Levy Peck.

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Women of Fortune tells the compelling story of mercantile wealth, arranged marriages and merchant heiresses who asserted their rights despite loss, imprisonment and murder. Following the Bennet and  Read more...

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