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Written by Bridget D
(10/8/2009 7:13 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, 16 year old girls?, penned by Barbara
But they were. What about Harriette Wilson the famous courtesan who at 15 became the mistress of Lord Craven? IIRC the age of consent was 12 for girls - at least it was in much of the Victorian era... and many girls were married at 15 or 16...
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