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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


The Queen’s Proctor: An Inquisitorial Experiment

Wendie Ellen Schneider

in Engines of Truth: Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300125665
eISBN:
9780300216554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125665.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the new Divorce Court, concerns about perjury regarding matters as delicate as adultery prompted the re-invention of the Queen’s Proctor in 1860. If the Queen’s Proctor discovered upon ... 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


Disabled husbands, deserted wives, working widows: the marriage bar in public servants’ private lives until 1946

Helen Glew

in Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: Women's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719090271
eISBN:
9781526104458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090271.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is an in-depth examination of the women whose lives did not fit neatly into the categories of ‘married’ or ‘single’. Instances of widowhood, divorce, separation, broken engagement, as ... More


Marguerite De Valois: Scandalous Queen, Femme Savante

Kathleen Wellman

in Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores the reasons why Marguerite de Valois, daughter of Henry II and Catherine de Medici, was considered an unusual queen of France. Wife of Henry the IV, she was more popularly known ... More


Sánchez’s War of Survival and His Transformations 1944–1949

Carlos Kevin Blanton

in George I. Sánchez: The Long Fight for Mexican American Integration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300190328
eISBN:
9780300210422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190328.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

A terrible bout of tuberculosis almost killed George I. Sánchez in 1944. It took him over a year to recover. And even then his health was never the same. Upon returning to Austin without his wife and ... More


Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Clare Virginia Eby

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Marriage has long been central to stories people tell about themselves. I chart the creation of an influential version of that story--one that still informs debates about marriage--in the Progressive ... More


May 1858

Rosemary Ashton

in One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300227260
eISBN:
9780300231199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227260.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter details events that occurred in London in the summer of 858. These include the rift between Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray, which can be partially attributed to ... More


A Telescoped History of Marriage and the Progressive Era Debate

Clare Virginia Eby

in Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter I present a concise history of marriage and divorce beginning with Christianity, taking up British law (particularly coverture and marital unity), and peculiarities in the U.S., where ... More


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