found solace and political support in other friendships. Lawyer Abraham Hayward
and MP Thomas Noon Talfourd
became her allies in her attempts to change the law on custody of children, and gossip soon alleged...
Harriet Beecher Stowe
She was more controversial in her defence of the Improvements in the Scottish Highlands. Much of HBS
's visit to Britain had been facilitated by the Duchess of Sutherland
(Mistress of the Robes to...