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Wedlock: How Georgian Br. .has been added to your Basket. What happens next absolutely proves the saying fact is stranger than fiction with the "worst husband" being Mary’s second foray into marriage.
Wedlock: How Georgian Br. We go from illegal abortions to duels to imprisonment and all manner of horrible happenings which I’m not going to recount at length because that would spoil the revelations of the book itself, if you haven’t already read it.
To be honest I didn't quite fancy this, perhaps the title 'Wedlock-How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match' didn't fire my interest
With the death of her fabulously wealthy coal magnate father when she was. To be honest I didn't quite fancy this, perhaps the title 'Wedlock-How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match' didn't fire my interest. Don't judge a book by it's title, could be the maxim here. Wendy Moore's biography of the Countess of St Here is another very kind donation to my reading pile by a neighbour of mine who was having 'a clear out'. She knows that I am a reader of historical non-fiction, so I was in receipt of a large collection of books, of which this one was included.
Wedlock: how Georgian Britain's worst husband met his match. Mary Eleanor Bowes was the richest heiress in 18th-century Britain. Married at 18 to John Lyon, the 9th Earl of Strathmore, she was eat- grandmother of the current Queen. But when her husband died and left her with five children she fell under the spell of a charming Irish soldier, Andrew Robinson Stoney
WEDLOCK is the remarkable story of the Countess of Strathmore and her marriage . Wendy Moore is a freelance journalist and author.
WEDLOCK is the remarkable story of the Countess of Strathmore and her marriage to Andrew Robinson Stoney. Mary Eleanor Bowes was one of Britain's richest young heiresses. She married the Count of Strathmore who died young, and pregnant with her lover's child, Mary became engaged to George Gray. She lives in London with her husband Pete and two children, Sam and Susie.
Wendy Moore's first book, The Knife Man, was a beautifully observed biography of the anatomising surgeon John Hunter. In Wedlock she offers an anatomy of an 18th-century upper-crust marriage. It was one that proved a travesty of the blossoming enlightenment ideal of loving companionship, but became a landmark case for women in the divorce courts. Stoney, an imposing Irish fortune-hunter, and the rich countess, Mary Eleanor Bowes, both used Hunter's services to deal in different ways with illegitimate babies.
Wendy Moore relates one such cautionary tale, that of Mary Eleanor Bowes, an 18th-century heiress whose inability to tell a good man from a bad one almost led to her death - but fortunately ended in a landmark divorce case instead. Born in 1749, Bowes had it all: she was attractive, well-educated, and interested in science, with a fortune and a beautiful estate.
After his death, and pregnant with another man's child, she was tricked into marriage with a brutal Irish adventurer. Mary was to suffer years of abuse at his hands. Download the new Indpendent Premium app. Sharing the full story, not just the headlines. Download now. Fearing for her life she went to court, eventually winning a divorce. This lurid tale of high-society sadism grips from the first page.
This made Mary the richest heiress in Britain and later at the epicentre of social London her plain looks became invisible in the glare of her wealth. On her 18th birthday she married a handsome Scottish bore, Lord Strathmore, whose family needed money. They had five children
This made Mary the richest heiress in Britain and later at the epicentre of social London her plain looks became invisible in the glare of her wealth. They had five children. So far so good-ish but the husband was cold and by the time he died from tuberculosis in 1776 at the age of 38 Mary had fallen in love with a younger man and had been enjoying an affair with a third, the amiable Nabob Gray. It is now that the other, wildly improbable wing of the story comes into action.
Wendy Moore's previous book, The Knife Man (Bantam 2005), a biography of surgeon John Hunter (after whom the . But Wedlock is not such a big story and is stretched out too long.
Wendy Moore's previous book, The Knife Man (Bantam 2005), a biography of surgeon John Hunter (after whom the Hunterian Museum is named), is an absorbing tale of a man who, among other experiments, infected himself with syphilis better to understand it and preferred to "read the human body rather than books", learning by dissection, observation and deduction. This may not be Moore's fault: books are, incomprehensibly, supposed more commercial if a certain length and the publisher, Weidenfeld, may have insisted; but still, however you slice it, a sandwich is not better with three slices of bread.
Wedlock, her second book, was published in 2009, and detailed the abusive second marriage of Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore . US) or Wedlock: How Georgian Britain's worst husband met his match. Orion Publishing Group.
Wedlock, her second book, was published in 2009, and detailed the abusive second marriage of Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore, eat-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II. Bowes' second husband, an Irish soldier who conned her into matrimony and then pursued her after their separation, is said to have inspired Thackeray's The Luck of Barry Lyndon.
Author: Wendy Moore
Publisher: Phoenix (January 1, 2009)
Pages: 502 pages
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