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When ex-lovers refused to pay her a pension, how did the former mistress, Harriette Wilson, earn herself a living?

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Harriette Wilson was a retired mistress with a backup plan. When ex-lovers refused to pay her a pension, Wilson published her Memoirs. Her writing gave every salacious detail of her steamy affairs with British Regency-era elites. The book was both a historic sex scandal and a historic lesson in keeping your financial promises.
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For most of recorded history marriage was a business deal. Physical and emotional fulfillment could be happy accidents, but they were certainly not prerequisites for wedlock. For such things, a man (and it was mostly men, sorry) had to step outside of holy matrimony. And if the partners were high-profile, such extramarital risky business could often shape the face of international politics and culture. So how much do you know about the world of illicit love? Time to find out...

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