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Author Stone, Lawrence.

Title Uncertain unions : marriage in England, 1660-1753 / by Lawrence Stone
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1992
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 281 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Summary Through a series of case studies drawn from court records, this work shows how courting and marrying couples before the 1753 Marriage Act manoeuvred around the ambiguities of the law. There are stories of unwise courtship, prenuptial pregnancies, forced marriages, bigamy and clandestine marriages
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Marriage -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Marriage -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Marriage law -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Marriage law -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191675386 ebook