The Charitable Heiress

Angela Burdett-Coutts was a nineteenth-century philanthropist. She became the wealthiest woman in 1837 when she inherited her grandfather's fortune of around £1.8 million following the death of her step-grandmother, Harriot Mellon. She collected paintings and among them was Robert Scott Lauder's Christ Walking on the Sea. She received many marriage proposals. She was a great …

Putting Things Right

A genuine genius and philanthropist, Sir Alfred Beechworth spent his life using a fraction of a fortune he had inherited to rectify the wrongs which generations of his family had committed against the common people. 35 Words This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here and posted for September …

Soho

Lord Nelson Hadley always prided himself on being a man in control of his faculties. He was more analytical than emotional when it came to the affairs of the heart.  And being ultra conservative, he was staunch in his stance against abortion, premarital sex, same sex marriage, drug use and other practices that were contrary …

Breaking the Mold

It was around noo and Rory Bentworth was walking and texting, not really looking where he was going.  He barely heard the words, “Watch out,” before he glanced up and narrowly missed walking straight into the woman who was carrying some books.  A couple of them fell on the ground along with his cell phone. …

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