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Monday, January 23, 2017

The Trials of The King of Hampshire Madness, Secrecy and Betrayal in Georgian England by Elizabeth Foyster

This is an unsettling story about the 3rd Earl of Portsmouth who was brought before a commission by his family because his sanity was in question. He was a rather unsavory character with extremely odd interests, but was he mad?

He was treated in a very inhumane way by his second wife and her family and several people either took advantage of him or tried to take advantage of him so it's a sorry tale. This is a well-researched study of a very dark side of Regency society. I didn't finish it because I didn't want to worry about it now and I didn't find it all that interesting.

I received this free ebook from Edelweiss in return for an honest review.

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