Episode 41

The Female Husband

Charles Hamilton was every young girl's dream. Handsome and dashing, he could have his pick  of the eligible ladies for his wife.

And he did.

Not once.

But 14 times!

Leaving each one once he'd taken what he wanted. But that wasn't the most sensational aspect of the tale...

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SOURCES

Derby Mercury - Friday 07 November 1746

The Times. 17 January 1829.

Newcastle Chronicle - Saturday 02 July 1887

Weekly Times (London) - Sunday 18 January 1829

Chester Courant - Tuesday 17 February 1829

Ancestry

London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936

"Sexuality and Locality in the Trial of Mary Hamilton, 'Female Husband'". King's Law Journal. Derry, Caroline (2008)

"Henry Fielding's The Female Husband: Fact and Fiction" Baker, Sheridan (1959).

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Intro music by The Model Folk 


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