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Written by Barb JA
(10/19/2010 7:41 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, MP as Political Satire - Lovers Vows (very long), penned by Tarn
I have a question. Did Lady Caroline or Lady Oxford suffer extreme consequences for their adultery? Maria is exiled to a country house. I just wonder if Mary was right that she could be accepted in some circles, yet even Mary conditioned it on Henry and Maria marrying. I was wondering if the highest ranking nobility did whatever they wanted and still were present in society as before, while perhaps being laughed or sneered at, but not necessarily exiled.
It seems a given that Maria was frozen out of society for her immorality. I wondered if it had partially to do with rank. Perhaps people with more political influence or too much money to be ignored got away with immoral behavior.
The Lady Caroline's knife incident seems to have occurred at a ball where Byron was onto a new woman. Yet if their affair had been well known, wouldn't she have been frozen out already? Or was the set they associated with the "some circles" which accept that kind of behavior?
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