This blog was initially launched to support the e-publication of my new book - Clerical Errors - A Victorian Series, Volume 1.
Unlike the short takes offered here on the blog, the book contains five full length accounts of some of the most sensational and interesting clerical scandals of the Victorian era.
- a vicar of Bracknell who was allegedly found in a copse with his Sunday School teacher.
- a curate of Camden Town accused of sending a "deplorable and obscene" letter to a housemaid with whom he was allegedly having an affair.
- a married Yorkshire rector who ran off with his cook.
- a "foxy" curate in Alderley Edge named co-respondent in a wealthy cotton-broker's divorce action.
- a curate in Leamington Spa whose lengthy and delightful correspondence with "Miss Lamb" became the talk of the nation in a sensational "breach of promise to marry" action.