10 Bizarre Historical Accounts You Won’t Find in the History Books

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2. Doctor Jennifer and Mister Hyde

With a distinguished title like third Earl of Clarendon, you would normally expect a proper English gentleman of his era to conduct himself in an appropriate and dignified manner. However, Edward Hyde (1661 – 1723) seemed to take his duties as provincial governor of New York and New Jersey a bit too literally. Tasked with representing the Queen of England, he excused his penchant for dressing in women’s clothing with the claim that his intent was to represent the queen as faithfully as he was able. Hyde was also known to indulge himself in various other questionable activities while dressed as a woman, such as exposing himself in public and sometimes jumping from behind trees to startle his victim while laughing hysterically.

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