Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity in Late Eighteenth-Century England - The New Middle Ages (Paperback)
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Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity in Late Eighteenth-Century England - The New Middle Ages (Paperback)

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Paperback 250 Pages / Published: 09/04/2008
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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, including George III, Parliament, and the nobility. Sex, Scandal, and Celebrity offers specialists and general readers a meticulously researched and dramatic narrative that relates the fortunes and misfortunes of its protagonists and exposes the social and legal hypocrisies about love, sex, and marriage in the age of George III.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349538546
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 341 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2007


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"This book offers an interesting, highly readable, in-depth and complete story of the context and events leading up to the trial of the Duchess of Kingston for bigamy. It benefits from impressive archival scholarship and it brings together many different vaguely familiar events in the late eighteenth century-the Kingston trial, the Foote scandal, the transformation in the meaning of marriage-and shows in considerable and surprising detail their interconnections. This book captures a significant set of cultural events and will certainly have an impact of the study of the cultural politics of the late 18th century." - Laura Rosenthal, Professor of English, University of Maryland

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