Court of Common Pleas


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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, p. I - XIII.
Poovey, Mary. Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England. University of Chicago Press.
Chedzoy, Alan. A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton. Allison and Busby.


7 November 1868: Women who claimed their right to vote lost...

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7 November 1868

Women who claimed their right to vote lost in the case of Chorlton v. Lings, heard by the Court of Common Pleas .


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