Did you know that Sir ABC Dixie's wife Lady Florence was the aunt of Lord Douglas, friend of Oscar Wilde?

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Douglas was involved with Wilde when they were students at Oxford but it ended in tears with probably the most famous libel case of the 19thC. The young Lord Douglas' belicose father, the Marquis of Queensbury could not accept that Wilde had apparently corrupted his son and accused him of "posing as  sodomite".

Wilde sued him for defamation but it was a big mistake and he lost everything in the process, including his reputation, ending up in prison and dying a pauper in Paris.
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No, I didn't know that
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