When the more Evangelical Bishop Proudie takes succession, his ideals make him instantly unpopular with the rest of the diocese.
Lacking common sense, Barnaby winds up taking part in the Gordon Riots of 1780 in which protestors march on Parliament and torch Catholic churches and homes.
It recounts the exploits of an unscrupulous 18th century Irish adventurer (Barry Lyndon né Redmond Barry), particularly his rise and fall within English society.
Betty Zane becomes a heroine in the Revolutionary War on the American frontier when she defends Fort Henry in western Virginia wilderness.
Multiple people compete to become the beneficiary of a will in the court case, Jarndyce v Jarndyce.
Peter Blood is convicted of treason and sentenced to death by hanging, but he ends up being sold into slavery in the Caribbean where he must try to survive.
Cashel Byron's Profession is written by G. B. Shaw.
Catherine: A Story is written by William Makepeace Thackeray.
It tells the story of Flora de Barral, the abandoned daughter of a bankrupt tycoon, and her long struggle to find happiness and dignity.
During a plot against the Holy League to crown the Duke of Anjou King, Busy d'Amboise begins a love affair with a lady of the court.