Why would a talented up-and-coming composer, patronized by a Queen and other highly placed individuals, engage in marriage brokering?
To find out “Ms Stuart Requests … the pleasure of your company” – and so do I – at my guest post on “history with a heart” author Alison Stuart’s lovely blog.
This image from Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress is a little teaser …
And here’s another: Marriage broker – someone who arranges (or tries to arrange) marriages for others, usually between strangers and for a fee.
To see what Alessandro Stradella was up to
a ‘few’ years before A House Near Luccoli
Alison and I thank you for the pleasure of your company!
And while you’re over there, please check out
Alison’s novels on her Bookshelf Page