Mrs. Wadsworth et al. in Pall Mall - at the end of 1705

from Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 31 January 2019), December 1706, trial of ROBERT Fielding (t17061206-1):

[Robert Fielding (aka Beau or Handsome Fielding) was a notorious womaniser and bigamist. After the death of a first wife, he married two women: Mary Wadsworth, having been tricked into thinking she was Anne Deleau, a wealthy heiress, and then Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland. He was found guilty of bigamy on 6 December 1706. The trial lasted nearly a year; an account of the scandal was published in 1708. The listening …   more >>

cite as

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 31 January 2019), December 1706, trial of ROBERT Fielding (t17061206-1), number t17061206-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1549635355549 accessed: 27 February, 2024

location of experience: Pall Mall

Listeners

Mrs. Wadsworth
Servant
Robert Fielding
1650's-1712

Listening to

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unspecified Italian and English songs performed by Margaretta

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1705
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

The listening experience was identified in ‘The Proceedings of the Old Bailey’, a fully searchable database detailing the lives of non-elite people, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court. Tim Hitchcock, Robert Shoemaker, Clive Emsley, Sharon Howard and Jamie McLaughlin, et al., The Old Bailey Proceedings Online, 1674-1913 (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0 February 2019)


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 14:15:56 +0000
Approved on Thu, 28 Mar 2019 15:11:12 +0000