Sir Charles Dilke is cited in a divorce case

Charles Dilke’s role in a divorce case, where he is accused following circumstantial evidence, of having an affair with Victoria Smith, receives an interesting ruling: Victoria had committed adultery with Dilke, but there was no evidence the Dilke had committed adultery with Victoria. Dilke’s career is nevertheless ruined by this case and subsequent theories have arisen to suggest that Rosebery, or Chamberlain, may have actually been Victoria’s partner.