Keeping warm with an ancient gentlewoman
From the pages of the Ipswich chronicle, for 1741 comes the following delightful story. One only wishes that the reporter had gone into more detail
January 3rd 1741
London-----From St Edmunds in Suffolk we hear that an ancient gentlewoman of 72 years with an estate of £300 per annum had to defend herself from the extremity of the cold weather, in an honourable way taken to bed a young fellow of 23 years.