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Cohabitation, illegitimacy, and the law in England, 1750–1914

Ginger S. Frost

in Living In Sin: Cohabiting As Husband and Wife in Nineteenth-century England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077364
eISBN:
9781781700723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077364.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter clarifies the law of marriage in England that changed several times over the course of the nineteenth century, but was based primarily on the Hardwicke Marriage Act of 1753. The ... More


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