Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity in Late Eighteenth-Century England (The New Middle Ages)
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,
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published May 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
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