Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Third Trial: 18 June 1891

Here is the London Times excerpt from the last day of the third and final trial in which German governess Valerie Wiedemann sued the Hon. Robert Horace Walpole for breach of promise of marriage and libel.

In this segment of the proceedings, the jury makes its decision—one that is as much in favor of Walpole as it is against him, given that £300 didn't come anywhere near covering the costs of the series of sensationally lurid Victorian trials.

By the way, my Phillies went belly-up against the San Francisco Giants last Saturday evening, thereby pushing me into an ever-darkening, baseball-less world of late autumn and early winter that won't lift until the first crack of the bat next spring…

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