The Trials of the King of Hampshire: Madness, Secrecy and Betrayal in Georgian England

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Author: Elizabeth Foyster Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 368 A Guardian best history book of 2016 Eccentric, shy aristocrat ... or mad, bad and dangerous to know? Neighbour Jane Austen found the 3rd earl of Portsmouth a model gentleman and Lord Byron maintained that, while the man was a fool, he was certainly no madman. Behind closed doors, though, Portsmouth delighted in pinching his servants so that they screamed, asked dairy-maids to bleed him with lancets and was obsessed with...

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