Inheritance: The Lost History of Mary Davies: A Story of Property, Marriage and Madness


Author Leo Hollis
Hollis expertly weaves together the human tragedy and high politics behind the explosion of one of the world’s greatest cities.’ Dan Snow

The reclaimed history of a woman whose tragic life tells a story of madness, forced marriages and how the super-rich came to own London

In June 1701, a young widow wakes up in a hotel room in Paris and finds a man in her bed. Within hou