Mr Dunn BL goes to Law, 1840

Angelina Burdett-Coutts, by all available evidence a kind, intelligent and highly philanthropic woman, saw her youth, marital prospects and hope of a family comprehensively destroyed by the relentless pursuit of Irish barrister Richard Dunn who followed, beset and litigated against her for over two decades in the absence of any justification or encouragement. Image via Alamy.

Previous posts on the long-running saga of Irish barrister Richard Dunn: (1) Mr Dunn BL in Love, 1836 (2) Mr Dunn BL in Love Again, 1838 (3) Mr Dunn BL in Prison for Love, 1838 (4) Mr Dunn BL Back in Town, 1839-40.

Early readers of this blog will remember the amorous Irish barrister Mr. Dunn, who first came to notoriety for his pursuit of the beautiful Miss. Burgh at the Royal Hotel, Kingstown, in 1836 and subsequently, after read more