Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sniffing round Lady Stanhope

Sir Walter’s surprise triumph in court was part cause for a small celebration at Horseford Hall on March twenty-fifth.  Only part because that date in the calendar had other importance for the Stanhope household.  It was on that date twenty-three … Continue reading

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Sir Walter’s dark secret

‘Sir,’ said Eagle to Sir Walter, when he’d finally consented to see him, ‘will you not tell me what ails you?  I know I’ve no right to be told, but there are few to match my credentials for being your … Continue reading

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Sex on a coach in 1793

  Two days later, Eagle boarded the coach back to Leeds alone.  Lucas had proved too ill to travel and been left in the care of a young widow recommended by Mr Dobney.  The attorney was to write and let … Continue reading

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Looking for Lucas (part four)

 ‘Is this him?’ growled one, to which another answered, ‘Aye, it’s him all right.’  This last man, who had a scar the length of his forehead, was among many of whom Eagle had enquired in the day. By now the … Continue reading

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