Lady Worsley's Whim

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Rosamund Pike reads from Hallie Rubenhold's account of the marriage of Sir Richard and Lady Worsley, the details of whose private life scandalised 18th-century society when they were revealed in court.

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The Heir of Appuldurcombe

The trial in 1782 of Captain George Bisset for 'criminal conversation' with the wife of Sir Richard Worsley was one of the most sensational legal suits of the 18th century.

20081105
20081105

Lady Worsley's Whim

Rosamund Pike reads from Hallie Rubenhold's account of the marriage of Sir Richard and Lady Worsley, the details of whose private life scandalised 18th-century society when they were revealed in court.

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Worsley v Bisset

The trial of George Bisset plays to a packed house.

20081106
20081106

Lady Worsley's Whim

Rosamund Pike reads from Hallie Rubenhold's account of the marriage of Sir Richard and Lady Worsley, the details of whose private life scandalised 18th-century society when they were revealed in court.

4/5.

The Aftermath

Lady Worsley celebrates her court victory and continues in her attempts to publicly humiliate Sir Richard, but Bisset leaves her when she is pregnant and she is left alone and in debt.

20081107

Lady Worsley's Whim

Rosamund Pike reads from Hallie Rubenhold's account of the marriage of Sir Richard and Lady Worsley, the details of whose private life scandalised 18th-century society when they were revealed in court.

5/5.

The Denouement

Having given birth to Bisset's child, Lady Worsley flees to Paris to escape her creditors.