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Author Probert, Rebecca.

Title Marriage law and practice in the long eighteenth century : a reassessment / Rebecca Probert
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 358 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge studies in English legal history
Cambridge studies in English legal history.
Contents 1 Introduction 1 -- 2 The misunderstood contract per verba de praesenti 21 -- 3 The myths of 'informal' and 'common-law' marriage 68 -- 4 The little-considered marriage practices of non-Anglicans 131 -- 5 The unacknowledged regularity of clandestine marriages 166 -- 6 The eventual passage and actual terms of the 1753 Act 206 -- 7 The unappreciated success of the 1753 Act 244 -- 8 The unexplored judicial interpretation of the 1753 Act 284 -- 9 The overlooked response of non-Anglicans 314 -- 10 Conclusion 340
Summary Using a wide range of primary sources, this book provides a radical reassessment of 18th century marriage law and practice
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Husband and wife -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Marriage law -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511593139
0511596197 (electronic bk.)
0511596596
0521516153 (hardback)
9780511593130
9780511596193 (electronic bk.)
9780511596599
9780521516150 (hardback)