- Publisher: Caret Press
- Editor: Naomi Clifford
- Available in: Print and ebook
- ISBN: 978-1-9196232-4-5
200 TALES OF HUMAN FRAILTY, GREED AND MISCALCULATION – AND SOME HAPPY OUTCOMES
Saturday last the Daughter of an eminent Merchant, near the Change [Stock Exchange, London], eloped with her Father’s Footman, but being pursued they were overtaken at Dunstable, and the Lady obliged to return, to the great Disappointment of herself and Lover.
Northampton Mercury, 18 June 1770
How do we account for the phenomenon of elopement to marry in the eighteenth century?
What was involved in its planning and execution?
What made underage heiresses – and some heirs – such a target?
This book includes fifteen cases explored in detail and a digest of newspaper stories, forming a sourcebook for writers, researchers and interested readers!
37 colour illustrations
With contributions from acclaimed Georgian authors and bloggers Sarah Murden and Joanne Major.