Including the militia’s place in Austen’s novels, this lively, entertaining talk lifts the lid on one of the most outrageous military episodes of the 19th century. The scandalous Mary Anne Clarke, mistress of the Duke of York, sold commissions at mate’s rates to her favourite gentlemen. Mary Anne ruined a reputation, revealed a shocking feud between brothers and left the royal family reeling.
Venue: The Mission Theatre, 32 Corn Street, BA1 1UF
[Duke of York]