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The Perreaus and Mrs. RuddForgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London$
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Donna Andrew

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520220621

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520220621.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd

Donna T. Andrew

Randall McGowen

University of California Press

This section discusses the coverage of the book which attempts to provide an explanation to the fascination that the affair of Mrs. Rudd and the Perreaus exerted over England. It offers a glimpse into neglected corners and hidden relationships within that society. It notes that the decade of the 1770s has most frequently been studied in relation to imperial concerns and their impact upon political institutions of the day. It intends to draw a different portrait of the period, making the cause célèbre the point of entry. The era is peopled by familiar figures such as John Wilkes and George III, Lord Mansfield and Sir John Fielding, and also those less well known: speculators and courtesans as well as judges and politicians.

Keywords:   Mrs. Rudd, Perreaus, England, John Wilkes, George III, Lord Mansfield, Sir John Fielding

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