ISBN-10:
0521516153
ISBN-13:
9780521516150
Pub. Date:
08/31/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Marriage Law and Practice in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Reassessment

Marriage Law and Practice in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Reassessment

by Rebecca Probert

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ISBN-13: 9780521516150
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2009
Series: Cambridge Studies in English Legal History Series
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Probert is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, teaching family law and child law. She has published widely on both modern family law and its history.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The misunderstood contract per verba de praesenti; 3. The myths of 'informal' and 'common law' marriage; 4. The little-considered marriage practices of non-Anglicans; 5. The unacknowledged regularity of clandestine marriages; 6. The eventual passage and actual terms of the 1753 Act; 7. The unappreciated success of the 1753 Act; 8. The unexplored judicial interpretation of the Act; 9. The overlooked response of non-Anglicans; 10. Conclusion.

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