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The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce

Hallie Rubenhold. The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce Authors:Hallie Rubenhold.
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Year:2009
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Pages:320
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Price:3126 rub.
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She was a spirited young heiress. He was a handsome baronet with a promising career in government. The marriage of Lady Seymour Dorothy Fleming and Sir Richard Worsley had the makings of a fairy talebut ended as one of the most scandalous and highly publicized divorces in history.In February 1782, England opened its newspapers to read the details of a criminal conversation trial in which the handsome baronet Sir Richard Worsley attempted to sue his wifes lover for an astronomical sum in damages. In the course of the proceedings, the Worsleys scandalous sexual arrangements, voyeuristic tendencies, and bed-hopping antics were laid bare. The trial and its verdict stunned society, but not as much as the unrepentant behavior of Lady Worsley.Sir Joshua Reynolds captured the brazen character of his subject when he created his celebrated portrait of Lady Worsley in a fashionable red riding habit, but it was her shocking affairs that made her divorce so infamous that even George Washington...

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