The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce

The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce

Hallie Rubenhold


She was once a lively younger heiress. He used to be a good-looking baronet with a promising occupation in govt. the wedding of girl Seymour Dorothy Fleming and Sir Richard Worsley had the makings of a fairy tale―but ended as some of the most scandalous and hugely publicized divorces in history.

In February 1782, England opened its newspapers to learn the main points of a legal dialog trial within which the good-looking baronet Sir Richard Worsley tried to sue his wife's lover for an astronomical sum in damages. during the complaints, the Worsleys' scandalous sexual preparations, voyeuristic trends, and bed-hopping antics have been laid naked. The trial and its verdict surprised society, yet now not up to the unrepentant habit of girl Worsley.

Sir Joshua Reynolds captured the brazen personality of his topic whilst he created his celebrated portrait of girl Worsley in a modern purple using behavior, however it used to be her surprising affairs that made her divorce so notorious that even George Washington it within the press. Impeccably researched and written with nice aptitude, this full of life and relocating actual historical past offers a hardly ever noticeable photo of aristocratic lifestyles within the Georgian era.

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