Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660-1753


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In the highly acclaimed Road to Divorce, the first of a three-volume history of marriage in early modern England, renowned historian Lawrence Stone explored the different ways in which marriage could take place, and analysed the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the legality of the institution in its various forms before the Marriage Act of 1753. Now, in Uncertain Unions, Stone presents a multitude of case-studies showing just how these courting and marrying couples were able to maneuver around the ambiguities of ...

Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660-1753 1992, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198202530