George Norton

Standard Name: Norton, George

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Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
Caroline Sheridan married George Norton at St George's, Hanover Square, London, out of a desire to relieve her mother of the financial burden of continuing to support her.
Several sources, including the Dictionary of...
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
After parliament was dissolved, CN 's husband George lost his seat in the election which followed.
Huddleston, Joan, and Caroline Norton. “Introduction”. Caroline Norton’s Defense, Academy Chicago, 1982, p. I - XIII.
v
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
A pregnant CN returned to George Norton after having left him for a short time; by returning, she unwittingly lost any legal right to sue for divorce in the future.
Chedzoy, Alan. A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton. Allison and Busby, 1995.
101-2
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
George Norton , CN 's husband, took her three small sons away from her, apparently to prevent her from taking them on a promised visit to her brother Brinsley Sheridan at Frampton Court in Dorset.
Chedzoy, Alan. A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton. Allison and Busby, 1995.
103-4
Poovey, Mary. Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England. University of Chicago Press, 1988.
62
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
George Norton initiated divorce proceedings by bringing an action in the Court of Common Pleas against Lord Melbourne , then the Prime Minister, for criminal conversation (i.e. adultery) with CN .
Huddleston, Joan, and Caroline Norton. “Introduction”. Caroline Norton’s Defense, Academy Chicago, 1982, p. I - XIII.
vii
Poovey, Mary. Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England. University of Chicago Press, 1988.
63
Chedzoy, Alan. A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton. Allison and Busby, 1995.
8
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
CN and George Norton finally executed a legal deed of separation: he did this in exchange for leave to mortgage a trust fund settled on her; she accepted, being desperate for money to visit her...
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
A case was tried between George Norton and a creditor of CN 's (in essence a dramatic confrontation between husband and wife); this case heightened public feeling about married women's property law.
Poovey, Mary. Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England. University of Chicago Press, 1988.
64
Chedzoy, Alan. A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton. Allison and Busby, 1995.
232-7
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
CN 's estranged husband, George Norton , died, almost fifty years after their marriage and forty after she had first attempted to leave him.
Chedzoy, Alan. A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton. Allison and Busby, 1995.
282
Huddleston, Joan, and Caroline Norton. “Introduction”. Caroline Norton’s Defense, Academy Chicago, 1982, p. I - XIII.
xii
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
The Act, however, applied to England and Wales only. George Norton evaded it by taking his sons back to Scotland. When he brought them to Yorkshire, she had word of it and began to...
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
George Norton proposed that in view of this money from her mother, he should drop the allowance he was bound to pay CN from five hundred pounds to two. She refused, and he stopped payment...
Leisure and Society Caroline Norton
The recently married Queen Victoria received CN at Court: a testimony to belief in her innocence, in the face of George Norton 's attempts to blacken her reputation.
Chedzoy, Alan. A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton. Allison and Busby, 1995.
169
politics Caroline Norton
While denied access to her own children by her estranged husband , CN worked to gain support for the Infant Custody Bill (which passed in 1839).
Chedzoy, Alan. A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton. Allison and Busby, 1995.
171, 151-2, 179
politics Caroline Norton
George Norton was a Tory who had been a member of parliament since before his marriage. Tensions mounted between the couple when CN , an ardent Whig, became active (in a letter-writing campaign, for instance)...
politics Caroline Norton
CN 's public humiliation at the hands of George Norton drove her to campaign against current divorce laws and property laws concerning women. Although not associated with feminist organisations pursuing the cause, she was in...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Caroline Norton
Critic Harriet Devine Jump feels that CN 's poems written during the trial of Lord Melbourne contrast in tone with those she wrote later.
Jump, Harriet Devine. “The False Prudery of Public Taste: Scandalous Women and the Annuals, 1830-1850”. Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference, Lawrence, KS.
The leading contents of the volume were three narrative poems; many...

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