Our aim is to bring together as many Caroline Norton related resources under one roof – a sort-of one stop shop for all things Mrs Norton, but without plastering her face on a tea towel… well, not just yet anyway.
The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton by Diane Atkinson
Westminster, London, 22 June 1836. Crowds are gathered at the Court of Common Pleas. On trial is Caroline Norton, a beautiful and clever young woman who had been manoeuvred into marrying a dull, violent and controlling man – the brother of 3rd Lord Grantley. Dr Diane Atkinson’s seminal work on Caroline Norton laid the groundwork for all those that followed. It is the definitive story of Caroline Norton – her remarkable life, her loves and her literature.
First published in 1992, and now sadly out of print, Alan Chedzoy’s “accessible and meticulous biography pays (as then) long overdue tribute to this fallible and fascinating woman, whose considerable political achievements echo across the decades – the opening salvoes in the fight for women’s rights”.
SIGNED The Case of the Married Woman by Antonia Fraser
Lady Antonia’s latest biography sees her turn her eye on Markenfield’s very own Caroline Norton. Poet, pamphleteer and artists’ muse, Caroline Norton dazzled 19-century society with her vivacity and intelligence. “Award winning historian Antonia Fraser brilliantly portrays a woman, at once courageous and compassionate, who refused to be curbed by the personal and political constraints of her time.”