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Category: Spencer – William 1772-1824

Sex-scandals, tipsy vicars, robbery and riots

The following article was published in the Leicester Mercury  (although it no longer appears to be available on their website). It is drawn from the letters  from William Spencer to John Frewen.   They are letters that tell a not-so everyday story of country folk; riven with salacious gossip, wandering husbands, drunken vicars and murder. Some of the 200-year-old correspondence from William Spencer, a steward from Sapcote, to his master, village squire and Irish MP […]