In 1732, writes Robert Halsband, ‘a young Lady lately much talk’d on among the polite Part of the World’ was safely delivered of the Prince’s son.
Robert Halsband unearths a remarkable story of amorous intrigue at the court of George II.
During the eighteenth century female authors became increasingly numerous and industrious; while as readers, writes Robert Halsband, thanks to the spread of the new circulating libraries, women began to form ‘a significant sector’ of the literary public.
Robert Halsband describes how, in 1731, the Leader of the Opposition and a supporter of Sir Robert Walpole fought a celebrated duel in Green Park, London.
In the early eighteenth century, writes Robert Halsband, the marriage of an aristocratic young widow and a Drury Lane singer caused violent surprise among her friends.