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Epilogue: The Century of Divorce Law Reform, 1857–1987

Lawrence Stone

in Road to Divorce: England 1530-1987

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226512
eISBN:
9780191678646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226512.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter traces the story of the divorce revolution from the first breach in the barrier in 1857 to the situation in 1987. As changing social mores came into conflict with resisting legislative ... More


Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in England, 1660-1857

Lawrence Stone

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202547
eISBN:
9780191675393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202547.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book offers a set of detailed case studies about how the break-up and dissolution of marriages was contrived before the first Divorce Act in 1857. Individuals in their own words explain their ... More


The Passage of the Divorce Reform Act, 1850–1857

Lawrence Stone

in Road to Divorce: England 1530-1987

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198226512
eISBN:
9780191678646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198226512.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The first step forward towards reform was the setting up of the Royal Commission on Divorce in 1850, chaired by Lord Campbell. When Lord Chancellor Cranworth introduced the divorce bill into the ... More


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