Lady Charlotte Guest- the Exceptional Life of a Female Industrialist

Author: Victoria Owens

Alumni: Jurisprudence, 1979

Publisher: Pen and Sword, 2020

Lady Charlotte Bertie, an impoverished aristocrat, defied expectations by marrying wealthy ironmaster John Guest. Their nineteen-year marriage saw ten children, with Charlotte actively involved in John’s iron business. Widowed in 1852, she successfully led the works, facing challenges like a strike. However, she surprised many by leaving her position to marry her sons’ tutor, Charles Schreiber.

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