The bigamy trial that scandalised Georgian England
Catherine Ostler shares the story of Elizabeth Chudleigh, a glamorous aristocrat whose high-profile bigamy trial fascinated 18th-century society
Historian and author Catherine Ostler relates the tale of Elizabeth Chudleigh, a glamorous Duchess-Countess whose high-profile bigamy trial fascinated Georgian society. She also charts how Chudleigh managed to reinvent herself after this very public downfall.
Catherine Ostler is the author of The Duchess Countess: The Woman Who Scandalised A Nation (Simon & Schuster, 2021)