By Cynthia B. Herrup
Intercourse, privilege, corruption, and revenge--these are parts that we predict to discover splashed throughout contemporary tabloid headlines. yet seventeenth century England observed a intercourse scandal that introduced shame to the ruling category and ended with the beheading of an earl.
In A residence in Gross Disorder, Cynthia Herrup provides a strikingly new interpretation of the case of the 2d Earl of Castlehaven and of the sexual and social anxieties it solid into such daring reduction. Castlehaven was once convicted of supporting within the rape of his personal spouse and of committing sodomy along with his servants. yet greater than that, he stood accused of inverting the usual order of his family by way of reveling in instead of restraining the intemperate passions of these he was once anticipated to rule and defend. Herrup argues that simply because an orderly condominium used to be thought of either an instance and endorsement of aristocratic governance, the riotousness presided over by means of Castlehaven was once the main damning facts opposed to him. heading off uncomplicated conclusions approximately guilt or innocence, Herrup focuses as a substitute at the attention-grabbing criminal, social and political dynamics of the case and its next retellings. In riveting prose, she reconsiders a scandal that also speaks to modern anxieties approximately intercourse, stable governance, and the position of legislations in regulating both.
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