Frances de la Tour

The wit­ness tes­ti­mony of a maid in the 1805 di­vorce trial of Maria Ad­der­ley and Alan Hyde Gard­ner

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“Al­beit that the maid was dish­ing the dirt on her mis­tress’s af­fair, it was in­ter­est­ing to hear the voice of a ser­vant in the early 19th cen­tury. The tes­ti­mony pro­vided a fas­ci­nat­ing win­dow onto the in­ti­mate love life of a so­ci­ety lady.”

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