Mary Ann had been unlucky
in love - until she met the controversial George Henry Lewes.
To some Victorians, Lewes was married with children
- end of story. But the true story begins with his sense of compassion.
He had embraced another man's children (by his own wife) as his
own. And in doing so he accepted that he could never divorce,
even if his marriage was broken in his own eyes...
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Image: George Henry Lewes.