Inheritance: The Lost History of Mary Davies: A Story of Property, Marriage and Madness

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In June 1701, a young widow, Mary Davies wakes up in a hotel room in Paris and finds a man in her bed. Within hours they are married. Yet three weeks later, Mary fled to London and swore that she had never agreed to the wedding.

So begins one of the most intriguing stories of madness, tragic passions and the curse of inheritance. Inheritance charts the forgotten life of Mary Davies, born in London during the Great Plague of 1665, and the land that she inherited as a baby. This estate would determine the course of her tragic life.

Hollis restores this history of child brides, mad heiresses, religious controversy and shady dealing. The drama culminated in a court case that determined not just the state of Mary's legacy, but the future of London itself. Today, Mary's inheritance is some of the most valuable real estate in the world.
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Manufacturer/Publisher: Oneworld
Binding: Hardback
Author: Leo Hollis
Date Published: May 2021
Pagination: 304p

SKU: 9781786079954