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by Wendy Moore

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Download Wedlock: How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match epub
ISBN: 0753826798
ISBN13: 978-0753826799
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Author: Wendy Moore
Language: English
Publisher: Phoenix (January 1, 2009)
Pages: 502 pages
ePUB size: 1540 kb
FB2 size: 1635 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 590
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Very interesting true story. The main character was an ancestor of the current English royal family. The wife may have made some stupid decisions, but she didn't deserve the beastly 2nd husband she got. He got her to marry him by trickery & in those days, you were stuck. And your husband got all your money, which was a lot in her case. Her 1st husband died young, after they'd had 5 children in just a few years. The 2nd husband may have gotten his just desserts in the end, but she suffered beatings for years & the estrangement of her older children, as well as a loss of her former prestige & money. A cautionary tale to look before you leap! Makes you glad you didn't live in those times, at least for women.
We heard about this book while on a tour of Glamis castle two years ago. This is a remarkable true story of a woman who broke free from a monster of a husband and was not only finally ALLOWED to divorce him (remember this is years ago...) she also was able to recover part of her fortune that (because of the times) was given over to him. Great story, I have shared this book with several friends.
Well I downloaded this by mistake, but thought I'll read the first few pages. But I was caprured immediately, riveting, well written and factual! Really enjoyed this read give a real sense of what society was like during the Georgian era. Fantastic
Brilliant read. I couldn't leave it down.
Yellow Judge
Good read, amazing true story giving an insight into Georgian times - disturbing way that women were treated during those times
Amazing. This book took me quite a time to read. The research and its multiple characters have taken some absorbing, but really is an incredible story. Very thought provoking
This was quite an amazing story, events that would be almost unbelievable in fiction. Mary Eleanor is such a resilient character, a true heroine who, despite the constrictions of the age and the nature of her enemy, managed to overcome huge odds and helped to start to set new standards for women that would start an avalanche of changes across the years to come.

Women take it somewhat for granted all the freedoms that we do have nowadays, despite the fact that there is still such a long way to go towards true equality. Women are, for the most part, no longer commodities to be traded. We might long for all the culture and dresses of ages gone by, but we would want it with today’s standards, with all our current freedoms, and not to be owned by fathers or husbands. Riches are fine, in any age, but they cannot buy you freedom. Yet Mary Eleanor was willing to sacrifice her riches, albeit temporarily, for a chance of freedom. She proved that friends are anywhere, high or low, and she found her true friends amongst those that were more interested in her friendship and wellbeing than her wealth. The fact that it was those amongst the lowest in society that helped to gained her freedom is also something remarkable, as they gave up some of their little wealth to assist in her freedom.

I will write a fuller review later, once I have time, but this is definitely the sort of story that I’m surprised hasn’t as of yet been dramatised.