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Author Nicolaou, Maria, author.

Title Divorced, beheaded, sold : ending an english marriage 1500-1847 / Maria Nicolaou.

Publication Info. South Yorkshire, England : Pen & Sword History, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (201 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: The World of Marriage; Chapter 2: Informal Separation: From Living Asunder to Household Captivity; Chapter 3: Legal Battles: Tricking the Law; Chapter 4: Separation Agreements: A Disagreeable Situation; Chapter 5: Parliamentary Divorces: Adultery on Stage; Chapter 6: Wife Sales: Disgraceful Transactions; Conclusion; Appendix: The Divorces of Henry VIII: The Sharp'st Kind of Justice; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary A fresh perspective on the seamy side of history. Maria Nicolaou has done considerable research into the largely unexplored area of divorce and marital separation from the Tudor period to the early Victorian era. Divorced, Beheaded, Sold is full of scandalous, little-known stories of wife sale, marital discord and audacious escapades of errant spouses, this is an interesting, as well as informative read in the same vein as Maureen Waller''s The English Marriage and Kate Summerscale''s Mrs Robinson''s Disgrace. Maria Nicolaou reveals how people ended their marriages in the days before divorce w.
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Subject Divorce -- History.
Marriage customs and rites -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Nicolaou, Maria. Divorced, beheaded, sold : ending an english marriage 1500-1847. South Yorkshire, England : Pen & Sword History, ©2014 191 pages 9781781593400
ISBN 9781473837065 (electronic bk.)
1473837065 (electronic bk.)