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Admiral Crawford is a character mentioned in Mansfield Park. He is the paternal uncle of Henry and Mary Crawford. He was married to Mrs. Crawford.

BiographyEdit

Marriage and wardsEdit

His marriage with Mrs. Crawford was unhappy and tempestuous. They rarely agreed on anything. After his brother's widow died, his nephew and niece came under his guardianship. The children were adored by the admiral and his wife. He favored the boy; she the girl. The children's welfare was truly the only thing they agreed upon[1].

Death of wifeEdit

After the death Mrs. Crawford, the admiral invited his mistress at the time to stay with him under his own roof, which was considered "vicious conduct" and quite scandalous[1].

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mansfield Park, Chapter 4

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