Spare a thought for the angel of Wanstead


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Lady Catherine, the wronged heroine of Wanstead, much abused by her slob of a husband, William Pole-Tylney Long-Wellesley, died heartbroken on this day in 1825. (The book The Angel and the Cad is highly recommended.)

A suitable chance, perhaps, to look back at this triumphant mock trial of William Pole-Tylney Long-Wellesley which was staged at last year’s Wanstead Fringe. In case you don’t know, the Wanstead Fringe 2016 starts on Saturday.

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