Eliot Remarries

Eliot marries John Cross, who was significantly younger than she was. She changes her name to Mary Ann Cross. During their honeymoon, the mercurial Cross either jumps - or falls - from their hotel suite balcony into the Venice canal below, but survives. Rumors fly that Cross would rather die than make love to his aged wife. The couple settle in Chelsea, London.

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Event date:

16 May 1880

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