The Case of the Married Woman


by Fraser, Lady Antonia | Modern period, c 1500 onwards
Paperback | 304 pages

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‘Before biography was fashionable, Antonia Fraser made the past popular’ Guardian’As a pure storyteller, Antonia Fraser has few equals’ Sunday Times

CAROLINE NORTON, a nineteenth-century heroine who wanted justice for women.

Poet, pamphleteer and artist’s muse, Caroline Norton dazzled 19-century society with her vivacity and intelligence. In 1836 Caroline underwent a dramatic trial when her jealous husband sued the Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, for adultery. Provisions which are now taken for granted – such as the right of a mother to have access to her children – owe much to Caroline, who was determined to secure justice for women at all levels of society. Award-winning historian Antonia Fraser brilliantly portrays a woman who refused to be curbed by the personal and political constraints of her time.