Posts Tagged ‘‘edinburgh’’

Kate Summerscale: Victorian divorce law rested on a double standard

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

www.bloomsburyanz.com On a mild winter’s evening in 1850, Isabella Robinson set out for a party. Her carriage bumped across the wide cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town and drew up at 8 Royal Circus, a grand sandstone house lit by gas lamps. This was the home of the rich widow Lady Drysdale, a vivacious […]