Rosina Lytton [Lady Lytton, née Rosina Doyle Wheeler]
1802-1883 [née Wheeler]; b. Limerick, unhappily married to Lord Lytton [supra] against her mothers wishes in 1827, and separated from him, 1836; wrote long series of attacks on Lord Lytton, accusing him of infidelity, personal violence in paroxysms of rage, and of various atrocities; works ncl. Cheveley; or the Man of Honour (1839); certified insane, 1859. [ODNB] DIW
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Micheal Sadlier, Bulwer: A Panorama, Edward and Rosina 1803-1836 (London 1931).
Dictionary of National Biography (under Bulwer, Lord Lytton): Rosina Doyle Wheeler, a beautiful Irish lady, tragic marriage; published a novel in which her husband appears as the villain, Cheveley, or the Man of Honour (1839); placed in medical care on a certificate of insanity, 1858; survived her husband by nine years; letters from her husband were published in 1884, but suppressed; A Life of Rosina, Lady Lytton (1887) by the editor of the letters.