Aristocracy, Temperance and Social Reform: The Life of Lady Henry Somerset

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Lady Isabella (Isabel) Caroline Somerset embodied social reform in the nineteenth century. The failure of her traumatic marriage to Lord Henry Charles Somerset after revelation of his homosexual affairs and ensuing child-custody battle provide background to her metamorphosis from an aristocratic socialite into a temperance activist, social reformer and women's-rights campaigner, internationally recognized and feted for her contributions to society. In her first biography for over 80 years, Olwen Niessen brings to life Lady ...

Aristocracy, Temperance and Social Reform: The Life of Lady Henry Somerset 2008, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781845114848

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