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Torn Between Two Lovers

Duchess of Kingston charged with Bigamy

How did they pull that hair off without Aquanet?

On April 15, 1776, the Duchess of Kingston was brought to trial on bigamy charges in Westminster Hall. This scandalous display of aristocratic bad behavior — involving even the King himself — kept London buzzing for months on end. The reason the story was so compelling? The pretty, witty, and charismatic lady at the center of it all.

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If history was a Hollywood movie, the editing room floor would be littered with the stories of women clipped to make room for men’s stories. We are here to tell those stories.

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Kathy Copeland Padden

Kathy Copeland Padden

is a news junkie, history buff, and music fanatic surfing the End Times wave with bemusement. Come along!

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