Overview:Marriage Law and Practice in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Reassessment - Cambridge Studies in English Legal History - This book uses a wide range of primary sources - legal, literary and demographic - to provide a radical reassessment of eighteenth-century marriage. It disproves the widespread assumption that couples married simply by exchanging consent, demonstrating that such exchanges were regarded merely as contracts to marry and that marriage in church was almost universal outside London. It shows how the Clandestine Marriages Act of 1753 was primarily intended to prevent clergymen operating out of London's Fleet prison from conducting marriages, and that it was successful in so doing. It also refutes the idea that the 1753 Act was harsh or strictly interpreted, illustrating the courts' pragmatic approach. Finally, it establishes that only a few non-Anglicans married according to their own rites before the Act; while afterwards most - save the exempted Quakers and Jews - similarly married in church. In short, eighteenth-century couples complied with whatever the law required for a valid marriage.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603728564-9780521516150. It was written by the following authors: Monique Jeanblanc, Rebecca Probert, A. Kennedy, Rose-Anne Dana. Book Marriage Law and Practice in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Reassessment - Cambridge Studies in English Legal History, which can be read online, published by the company: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG, Cambridge University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Law, Business, Finance. The book was published on 2009-07-02 00:00:00. It has 372 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 610 g. File for download Marriage Law and Practice in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Reassessment - Cambridge Studies in English Legal History has PDF format and is called marriage-law-and-practice-in-the-long-eighteenth-century-a-reassessment-cambridge-studies-in-english-legal-history.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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