UK: Victorian Divorce Scandals Revealed

Records of the trial, in 1859, are the centrepiece of 70,000 divorce cases held by The National Archives which have been made available online for the first time on the genealogy website ancestry.co.uk.

Others include the divorce of Kitty O’Shea and her husband Captain William O’Shea, which changed the course of British history by triggering the downfall of her lover Charles Stewart Parnell, the leader of the Irish Home Rule movement, in the ensuing scandal.

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