Love and Madness: The Murder of Martha Ray, Mistress of the Fourth Earl of Sandwich
Harper Collins, 2004. dec. 28. - 256 oldal
On a spring evening in 1779, as she emerged from London's Covent Garden Theatre, a beautiful young woman was shot in the head at point-blank range by a man in a black suit. The brutal murder was even more shocking because of the victim's identity -- she was Martha Ray, live-in mistress to the Earl of Sandwich and devotee of the arts. The man accused of her murder was none other than James Hackman, a respected Anglican minister and Ray's former lover. The aftermath of the crime created an uproar in London high society, as aristocrats debated Hackman's motives. Had he intended to commit suicide, as he later claimed, but, in a moment of weakness, turned his gun on Ray instead? This riveting tale of a crime of passion re-creates the slaying and the clergyman's trial, which was the unrivaled media sensation of its time.
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It was, he remarked, “the luckiest thing that could have happened.”15 Whatever
the case, she did not make his way easy. Perhaps she had learned a lesson from
her parents' unhappy liaison, for while he represented wealth, status, power, ...
“Her Behaviour on those Occasions, on which for Six Nights together, she alone
supported the female Parts in different Oratorios and did the Honours of Ld. S's
House to every one's Satisfaction, was surprising and (if any thing) might in some
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LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing
This book highlights the eighteenth-century murder of an earl's mistress and the maddening love which led to it. The author delves into the lives of Martha Ray, the Earl of Sandwich, and Martha's ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
LOVE & MADNESS: The Murder of Martha Ray, Mistress of the Fourth Earl of SandwichFelhasználói ismertető - Kirkus
A stirring account of a crime of passion that was a tabloid sensation in mad King George's London.The antiquarian story is rather less sensational now. Leading players include the Earl of Sandwich ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
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