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Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity in Late Eighteenth-Century England

  • Authors
  • Matthew J. Kinservik

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Matthew J. Kinservik
    Pages 1-11
  3. Matthew J. Kinservik
    Pages 13-29
  4. Matthew J. Kinservik
    Pages 31-48
  5. Matthew J. Kinservik
    Pages 51-62
  6. Matthew J. Kinservik
    Pages 63-75
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    Pages 77-86
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    Pages 87-100
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    Pages 101-118
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    Pages 119-134
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    Pages 135-158
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  15. Matthew J. Kinservik
    Pages 207-215
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 217-250

About this book

Introduction

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 nobility. Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity offers specialists and general readers a meticulously researched and dramatic narrative that relates the fortunes and misfortunes of its protagonists and exposes the social and legal hypocrisies about love, sex, and marriage in the age of George III.

Keywords

chess England Proxy war revolution war

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