Norton, Caroline Elizabeth Sarah (Sheridan)
Caroline Elizabeth Sarah (Sheridan) Norton, 1808–77, English author; granddaughter of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. She gained more renown for her eventful life than for her writings. Her husband George Norton's divorce suit, with Lord Melbourne as correspondent, caused a sensation in its time. Although Norton lost the suit, he was given custody of their children and allowed to collect his wife's literary earnings. Her writings included poems and novels; however, she is best-remembered for English Laws for Women in the Nineteenth Century (1854) and A Letter to the Queen (1855), both of which helped bring about improvement of the status of married women in England.
"Norton, Caroline Elizabeth Sarah (Sheridan)." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (April 18, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/norton-caroline-elizabeth-sarah-sheridan
"Norton, Caroline Elizabeth Sarah (Sheridan)." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved April 18, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/norton-caroline-elizabeth-sarah-sheridan