Unwise Passions


Unwise Passions by Alan Pell Crawford

The True Story of a remarkable woman and the first great scandal of the 18th century.

In the Spring of 1793, eighteen year old Nancy Randolph, the fetching daughter of one of the greatest of the great Virginia tobacco planters, was accused, along with her brother in-law, of killing her newborn infant,  Once one of the loviest and most sought-after young women in Virginia society, she was immediately denounced as a ruined Jezebel, and the great orator Patrick Henry and future Supreme Court Justice John Marshall were retained to defend her in her sensational trial.  327 pages.

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