The wife of a wealthy Loyalist who uses her charms to advance her husband’s position.
Elizabeth Lorring’s husband seems to have willingly turned a blind eye to her affair with his superior and in exchange he was greatly promoted. We are left to guess at how Elizabeth felt about the arrangement. Perhaps she enjoyed the excuse to be romanced by a handsome nobleman or perhaps an ambitious husband coerced her in his own self interest. In any event, Patriots gleefully gossiped about the scandalous affair.