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During the Reign of George IV: The Shrigley Abduction, a Well-Developed Scheme to Marry an Heiress

The Shrigley abduction was an 1826 British case of a forced marriage by Edward Gibbon Wakefield to the 15-year-old heiress Ellen Turner of Pott Shrigley. The couple were married in Gretna Green, Scotland, and travelled to Calais before Turner’s father … Continue reading

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