The Criminal Conversation Of  Mrs. Norton

The Criminal Conversation Of Mrs. Norton

Victorian England's "scandal Of The Century" And The Fallen Socialite Who Changed Women's Lives Forever

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The biography of Caroline Sheridan Norton who was accused by her husband of "criminal conversation" (adultery) in Victorian England. After a not-guilty verdict humiliated her husband, Caroline was cut off, leaving her destitute and forbidden from seeing her sons. For the next thirty years Caroline campaigned for women and battled male-dominated Victorian society, helping to write the Infant Custody Act (1839), and influenced the Matrimonial Causes (Divorce) Act (1857) and the Married Women's Property Act (1870), which gave women a separate legal identity for the first time.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781613748800
Characteristics: 486 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., geneal. chart ; 24 cm.


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