The Treacherous Testimony of Mary Ann Clark and the Duke of York Scandal, 1809 Cover Image
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Коварното свидетелство на Мери Ан Кларк и аферата с Йоркския херцог през 1809 г.
The Treacherous Testimony of Mary Ann Clark and the Duke of York Scandal, 1809

Author(s): Lubomir Krastev
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Education, Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Gender history, Modern Age, Vocational Education, Adult Education, 19th Century, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Marry Anne Clarke; corruption, affair; public scandal

Summary/Abstract: In 1809 the British public was scandalized by the affair of the Duke of York with Marry Anne Clarke. Rumors of the affair spread so widely that the story was articulated very widely in Britain for more than three months. The reputation of the Hanoverian prince was badly damaged by the testimony given forward by Mrs. Clarke. While the second son of King George III was Commander in Chief of the British Army at that time, the story was not only a public scandal, but rather a political crisis for the whole nation. News about corruption, debauchery and intrigues flooded the press, and this whole matter put the integrity of the national leaders to the challenge. Nevertheless, the outcome of the affair underwent a dramatic and unexpected turn.

  • Issue Year: 24/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 421-427
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian