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Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution

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Are sex scandals simply trivial distractions from serious issues or can they help democratize politics? In 1820, George IV's "royal gambols" with his mistresses endangered the Old Oak of the constitution. When he tried to divorce Queen Caroline for adultery, the resulting scandal enabled activists to overcome state censorship and revitalize reform. Looking at six major Bri
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Hardcover, 328 pages
Published December 22nd 2003 by Princeton University Press (first published December 2nd 2003)
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