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The Warwickshire Scandal Elizabeth Hamilton

The Warwickshire Scandal

Elizabeth Hamilton

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In 1866, Sir Charles Mordaunt brought his young bride, Harriett Moncreiffe, back to his Warwickshire mansion. She was part of the Prince of Wales infamous set, and when she had a baby there were several contenders for young Violets fatherhood. TheMoreIn 1866, Sir Charles Mordaunt brought his young bride, Harriett Moncreiffe, back to his Warwickshire mansion. She was part of the Prince of Wales infamous set, and when she had a baby there were several contenders for young Violets fatherhood. The ensuing trial, involving the Prince himself, became a scandal.This was the beginning of the cause celebre of the Warwickshire Scandal, calling in question Harrietts mental stability and resulting in a trial which attracted intense public interest.Elizabeth Hamilton, with six well-received historical studies already to her credit, recounts the whole saga in fascinating detail and provides a telling insight into the Victorian approach to mental illness.Harrietts fate was distressing, consigned, as she put it herself, to bear all the ignominy. And little Violet? She grew up to become the 5th Marchioness of Bath and mistress of Longleat.