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The Heir of Appuldurcombe

Hallie Rubenhold's account of the scandalous private life of 18th-century aristocratic couple Sir Richard and Lady Worsley. The Heir of Appuldurcombe.

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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Tue 4 Nov 2008 00:30

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