Bri is wealthy, titled and beautiful. Masses of dark red curls flow down her back, emerald green eyes most often flashing in cynical amusement. She is headstrong, stubborn, and her language can make a fishmonger blush. She used to be a lady. But now...
Bri was born to the Earl and Countess of Rothsmere in 1796. Her birth was a difficult one, leaving the countess barren. Bri was a source of disappointment to her father; predictably, he wanted his immense wealth and title to pass to a son. It was an added vexation that his title could pass to a daughter.
As a child, Bri was not the quiet young lady of which all parents dream. She was into mischief at every opportunity. Her numerous nannies and governesses could not control her. She loved life and loved to live.
Bri's parents died, leaving her a title, wealth, and many, many family members who would oversee the proper care of her fortune. Her family wanted nothing more than her moneybags, content to abuse her at every opportunity, verbally and physically. She loved once, was betrayed, and fled into servitude. Eventually, she found herself on the streets. The unreliability of man became something with which she was all too familiar.
Having gained the age of 20, we are first introduced to her as she sits in Newgate Prison, awaiting her execution.
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