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A Very British Scandal: divorce courts have been shaming women since the 1800s

By Jennifer Aston, Senior Lecturer in History, Northumbria University, Newcastle
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The BBC drama A Very British Scandal introduced a new generation to the scandalous Argyll v Argyll divorce. The case saw Ian Campbell, the 11th Duke of Argyll petition to divorce his wife Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, on the grounds of her alleged adultery with 88 men. More shocking still, the Duke claimed to have photographic evidence of his wife engaged in adultery with at least…The Conversation

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