During the period of the Seven Years War (1756-1763), John Wesley's two most intimate relationships fell apart. His relationship to his brother Charles had been on rocky ground since 1748 when Charles intervened to prohibit John's marriage to Grace Murray. John Wesley's 1751 marriage to Mary Vazeile "née Goldhawk" is widely recognized to have ended badly within a few years, but John's own culpability in the dissolution of this relationship has been scarcely acknowledged. The fact that both of these intimate disconnections occurred within a few years' time, and during the period of the Seven Years War, also needs to be recognized.
The dissolution of John Wesley's intimate relationships during the Seven Years War followed some earlier strains in his relationship with Charles....
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