|GR: At school?
Written by Cheryl
(10/21/2003 12:05 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Where were Elzabeth's Shackleton's sons?, penned by KerstinM
] Yes, indeed but your comment made me think of her sons from her happy first marriage: The eldest must have been around seventeen when the troubles started and over twenty when the marriage really got dangerously abusive. Why did they not protect her from such malice? They were three men against one!
Would the boys have been at school, perhaps? It doesn't say so explicitly, but it did talk about boys' school of the north they would attend, rather than the Eton and Harrow of the south.
And there was at least one instance where the eldest son acted as a mediator between his mother and Shackleton. I had the impression that the boys were adults then, and not in the house? Anyone remember this better than I do?
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