Thursday, June 21, 2012

May Morris, her then fiancée Henry Halliday Sparling, Emery Walker and George Bernard Shaw in rehearsal for a Socialist League play.

You can just see a Morris & Co 'Sussex' chair on the right.

In 1886, May fell in love with Henry Halliday Sparling (1860–1924), the secretary of the Socialist League. Despite her mother's concerns about her future son-in-law, they married 14 June 1890 at Fulham Register Office.The marriage broke down in 1894 over her affair with a former lover, the playwright George Bernard Shaw. The Sparlings were divorced in 1898 and May resumed her maiden name.

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