Their engagement was difficult because of the opposition of her stepfather, who considered her twenty-four-year-old fiancé financially irresponsible and socially inferior. Beeton was at this point a partner in Clarke, Beeton & Co.
Freeman, Sarah. Isabella and Sam: The Story of Mrs Beeton. Coward, McCann and Geoghegan.
Spring 1852: Clark, Beeton and Company was founded after...