Wall Street Journal
28th April 2022
‘The Case of the Married Woman’ Review: After a Scandal, She Fought Back
When an Englishwoman of Caroline’s era married, she ceased to exist, legally. Her husband took possession of everything she had, then and in the future: her body, her money and her children. In return, he would protect her and provide for her. What enraged Caroline, and eventually drove her to fight for change, was the failure of her husband, and the courts, to uphold the bargain.