How would a woman's lameness be recieved in Regency times?
Posted by P. Bingham on November 22, 1997 at 17:01:34:
Does anyone have any insight as to how a young woman might be recieved should she have a lame leg? (by an accident as a child) It would mean she could not dance, not properly anyway. She would have other talents, such as music and conversation. Could she have a Season even though she was unable to dance? Would it be practical to give her a Season? Would she be ostracized or made fun of? Though she is from an excellent aritocratic family, she does not have any real inheritance of her own other than a small dowry. If no one would have her in the country, would she be forced to be a spinster if she did not go on to London for a Season?
I would appreciate anyone's thoughts on this subject.
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