Sophia Dorothea of Celle

Standard Name: Sophia Dorothea of Celle


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Theme or Topic Treated in Text Eliza Haywood
The subtitle suggests some knowledge of John Webster's early seventeenth-century tragedy The Duchess of Malfi, though the husband of Webster's persecuted heroine (of a disgracefully lower rank than herself) is true and loving...


28 December 1694: The twelve-year-old marriage between the...

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28 December 1694

The twelve-year-old marriage between the future George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle was dissolved; Sophia Dorothea's lover had already been killed, probably without her husband's knowledge.


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