John Pemble: Cousin Marriage
25 February 2010
Show More Incest and Influence: The Private Life of Bourgeois England by Adam Kuper.
Harvard, 296 pp., £20.95, November 2009, 978 0 674 03589 8Show More
“... public service and intellectual and ecclesiastical life – the Frys, Arnolds, Huxleys, Darwins, Wedgwoods, Thackerays, Vaughans, Stanleys, Macaulays, Trevelyans, Stephens, Duckworths, Symondses and so on – were woven by marriage into networks comparable to the political ‘connections’ that had governed 18th-century Britain. Annan wrote as an ...”