The Case of the Married Woman

The Case of the Married Woman

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 24th May 2021

 £25

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Taking place in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, this exclusive event sees award-winning historian Lady Antonia Fraser, discuss her new biography on Caroline Norton, once a grace and favour resident at Hampton Court Palace, with Rupert Gavin, chair of Historic Royal Palaces.

'The Case of the Married Woman' brilliantly portrays a woman, at once courageous and compassionate, who refused to be curbed by the personal and political constraints of her time.

A nineteenth century heroine who wanted justice for women

Caroline Norton dazzled nineteenth-century society with her vivacity and intelligence. After her marriage in 1828 to the MP George Norton, she continued to attract friends and admirers to her salon in Westminster, which included the young Disraeli. Most prominent among her admirers was the widowed Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne. Racked with jealousy, George Norton took the Prime Minister to court, suing him for damages on account of his ‘Criminal Conversation’ (adultery) with Caroline.

A dramatic trial followed which prompted Caroline to channel her energies in an area of much-needed reform: the rights of a married woman and specifically those of a mother. Over the next few years she campaigned tirelessly, achieving her first landmark victory with the Infant Custody Act of 1839.


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This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 24th May 2021

 £25

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2021-05-24 2021-05-24 Europe/London The Case of the Married Woman In the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, historian Lady Antonia Fraser, discuss her new biography on Caroline Norton, once a grace and favour resident at Hampton Court Palace. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/05/24/the-case-of-the-married-woman-260548 Hampton Court Palace,Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey,Molesey,East Molesey

Location

Hampton Court Palace,

Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey,
Molesey,
East Molesey,
UK
KT8 9AU

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Nearest tube and train stations to Hampton Court Palace

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