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The Case Of The Married Woman: Caroline Norton and Her Fight for Women's Justice

Author: Antonia Fraser.

The Case Of The Married Woman: Caroline Norton and Her Fight for Women's Justice

Author: Antonia Fraser.

$28.95 $5.98
Item #: D32717
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Pegasus
ISBN: 9781639361571
One of the foremost hostesses of the Victorian era, Caroline Norton dazzled 19th-century Britain with her vivacity and her poetry. Racked with jealousy, Caroline's husband, MP George Norton, took Prime Minister Lord Melbourne to court, suing him on a charge of adultery. As Antonia Fraser explains here, the case was dismissed, but Caroline—attempting to... More
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One of the foremost hostesses of the Victorian era, Caroline Norton dazzled 19th-century Britain with her vivacity and her poetry. Racked with jealousy, Caroline's husband, MP George Norton, took Prime Minister Lord Melbourne to court, suing him on a charge of adultery. As Antonia Fraser explains here, the case was dismissed, but Caroline—attempting to separate from her husband—was not allowed to see her children. Choosing to fight, Caroline took her protest all the way to Queen Victoria, and this history traces her remarkable triumph in the name of maternal rights.


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