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Husbands and Wives in Marital Romance: The Trials of Male Adultery, Bigamy, and Repudiation

Rosalind Brown‐Grant

in French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554140
eISBN:
9780191721069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554140.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the representation of the spouses in marital romances, with particular emphasis on how the figure of the husband is brought centre-stage in contrast to earlier romance where he ... More


The Strange Accusations of Christopher Balfe

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Gage and Lady Mary Herbert used the former Dublin apothecary, Christopher Balfe, to prosecute their affairs in France against Cantillon. He accused Cantillon of conspiracy to murder him and Cantillon ... More


“This Little Queen’s Head Can’t Be Untrue”: Trollope’s Postal Infidelities

Kate Thomas

in Postal Pleasures: Sex, Scandal, and Victorian Letters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199730919
eISBN:
9780199918461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730919.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Anthony Trollope wrote twenty-one of his forty-seven novels while simultaneously holding down a full-time appointment in the General Post Office. He also invented the pillar-box. For Trollope, and ... More


A Survey of Family Ties Burdens

Dan Markel, Jennifer M. Collins, and Ethan J. Leib

in Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380064
eISBN:
9780199855308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380064.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter identifies practices characterized as family ties burdens. These include parental responsibility laws imposing liability on parents because of crimes or misdeeds committed by their ... More


Applying the Framework to Family Ties Burdens

Dan Markel, Jennifer M. Collins, and Ethan J. Leib

in Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380064
eISBN:
9780199855308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380064.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter analyzes the various family ties burdens identified in Chapter 4. It offers a basis for how the normative framework in Chapter 5 contributes to a more comprehensive accounting when ... More


Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Lawrence Stone

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In Road to Divorce explored the different ways in which marriage took place, and analysed the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the legality of the institution in its various forms ... More


Broken Vows and “Notorious” Endings: Divorce

Brenda E. Stevenson

in Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118032
eISBN:
9780199853793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118032.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Divorce was not a novel phenomenon in the antebellum era, despite the difficulties involved in obtaining it. The initial grounds—impotence, idiocy, and, bigamy—were expanded to include adultery and ... More


Harcourt v. Harcourt, 1707

Lawrence Stone

in Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents a case study on valid clandestine marriage in England, focusing on the court case Harcourt v. Harcourt which was filed in 1707. The case involved Norfolk country gentleman John ... More


Literary influence

Juliette Atkinson

in French Novels and the Victorians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266090
eISBN:
9780191860003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266090.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The dangers posed by French novels were not simply moral: they were also literary. Critics throughout the period compulsively listed any indication that a Victorian novel had been influenced by ... More


Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Neil Diamant

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1950, China's new Communist government enacted a Marriage Law to allow free choice in marriage and easier access to divorce. Prohibiting arranged marriages, concubinage, and bigamy, it was one of ... More


Bigamy and cohabitation

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/9780719077364.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is based on 304 bigamy cases from between 1760 and 1914, most of which were from between 1830 and 1900, from newspapers and law reports. In particular, it deals with overall patterns of ... More


Seven

Sherri Snyder

in Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174259
eISBN:
9780813174839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter centers almost exclusively around Reatha’s bigamous marriage to Lawrence Converse, initially known to her as a purported wealthy rancher. Hell-bent upon returning to Los Angeles but ... More


Bigamy and Sensation

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Plays about unintentional bigamy were as old as melodrama itself and remained popular throughout the nineteenth century, exercising an important influence on sensation novels such as Ellen Wood's ... More


‘The Unwritten Law’: Servicemen and Domestic Violence

Clive Emsley

in Soldier, Sailor, Beggarman, Thief: Crime and the British Armed Services since 1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199653713
eISBN:
9780191744204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653713.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The two world wars put great strains on family relationships, with men being away for years at a time. Some men returned home with evidence that their wife, or girlfriend, had been unfaithful; some ... More


Doubtful Marriage

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the second marriage of John de Vere, the 16th Earl of Oxford to Margery Golding. The marriage was recorded in the parish register of St Andrew in the village of Belchamp St ... More


The Home Front: Courtship, Love, Separation, and Loss

Jennine Hurl-Eamon

in Marriage and the British Army in the Long Eighteenth Century: 'The Girl I Left Behind Me'

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681006
eISBN:
9780191761362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681006.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Military History

There is much to indicate that married officers and soldiers had real attachment to their wives. There are hints that the army exerted only lax enforcement of its anti-marriage policy and soldiers ... More


Marriage

Sanford N. Katz

in Family Law in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199759224
eISBN:
9780199364800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759224.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Until the last fifty years, marriage, defined by almost all state legislatures as the union of a man and a woman, carried with it legally defined benefits that reflected a ... More


Polygamy, Privacy, and Equality

Laurie Shrage

in After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190205072
eISBN:
9780190205102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205072.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter explores two concerns that are commonly deployed to justify existing criminal sanctions against bigamists and bans that deny polygamists access to civil marriage. Many progressives worry ... More


Introduction

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The introduction focuses on Ebenezer Sibly’s premature death in 1799, and the proving of his will. Sibly’s will is a fascinating document that he hoped would bring order to his family and finances ... More


A Portsmouth Interlude

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Around 1780, the Siblys became booksellers, and scattered to minimize competition between them. Ebenezer moved to Portsmouth and then Bristol. This chapter follows Ebenezer to Portsmouth in 1779, ... More


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