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At the age of 16, Catherine Tylney Long became the wealthiest heiress in England, and the public found their 'angel'. Witty, wealthy and beautiful, Catherine married for love. Her choice of husband was the charming but feckless dandy William Wellesley Pole, nephew of the Duke of Wellington. But their happiness was short-lived; just a decade later, William had frittered away Catherine's inheritance, and the couple were forced to flee. As they travelled they became embroiled in a series of scandals that culminated in a landmark court case.

©2015 Geraldine Roberts (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

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"Roberts does an outstanding job of bringing this dark tale to life, and her book truly is a page-turner that surpasses any work of Regency fiction." ( BBC History Magazine)

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Local history

An engaging history particularly poignant if you live in the Wanstead area, well written, and surprising what was accomplished by Catherine for the betterment of women’s rights in an age dominated by men.