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Promises broken: Breach of promise of marriage in England and Wales, 1753-1970
Breach of promise of marriage suits originated in the ecclesiastical courts; the Hardwicke Marriage Act, however, invalidated betrothals and forced jilted lovers to use the common law courts for redress. This study is based ...
Shaking the foundation: Reform and extension of the laws of divorce in England, 1850-1937
The Royal Commissions on the Laws of Marriage and Divorce, 1850-1853 and 1909-1912, are the foundation of this survey of changing public and parliamentary attitudes toward marriage and divorce in England. Religious opinion ...