Lord John Montgomery, marquis of Lorna and Kintyre in volume 7 is an altogether different person from all the others. From a lonely boy in a ducal household he becomes a rake and a gambler and hates beforehand the girl his mother, the duchess, chose for him as a bride. He refuses to take his responsibilities regarding his marriage and will not see Lizzie again until she comes to London, about six years after their nuptials.
Lord John is first and foremost a confused person. In 1809 he starts to take his responsibilities in the House of Lords, but thinks nothing of only visiting the most degraded friends and parties. He falls in lust and maybe even in love with a charming stranger who turns out to be his own neglected bride. John's world is turned upside down by the situation and he is forceful and jealous about everything that is Lizzie. He manages to enforce another estrangement that is three years later hard to overcome. John
Montgomery turns out to be a tortured person. At least he is not
too proud to take good advice from his old friend Kit Andover.