How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match

    Wendy Moore

    Phoenix 2009

    Paperback 512pp Illustrated

    9780753826799   Product Code: 23477

    Mary Bowes was the richest heiress in 18th-century England. When a handsome Irish soldier, Andrew Robinson Stoney, was mortally wounded in a duel fought to defend her honour, she could hardly refuse his dying wish to marry her. But then he made a remarkable recovery. This compelling biography tells how she was tricked into a brutal and abusive marriage, and how she managed to escape with the help of a loyal servant.

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