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The Heir of Appuldurcombe

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 03 November 2008

Rosamund Pike reads from Hallie Rubenhold's account of the marriage of Sir Richard and Lady Worsley, the details of whose private life scandalised 18th-century society when they were revealed in court.

The trial in 1782 of Captain George Bisset for 'criminal conversation' with the wife of Sir Richard Worsley was one of the most sensational legal suits of the 18th century.


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