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Westmeath v. Westmeath The wars between the Westmeaths, 1812–1857

Lawrence Stone

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

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202547
eISBN:
9780191675393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202547.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This story of the legal wars between the Westmeaths includes examples of almost all the possible causes of marital breakdown, from cruelty to adultery; from disputes over money to quarrels over where ... 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


Middleton v. Middleton The lady and the groom, 1781–1796

Lawrence Stone

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

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202547
eISBN:
9780191675393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202547.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The story of the Middleton affair is more than merely a familiar, banal, tale of female adultery and its aftermath. The evidence thrown up by it exposes a microcosm of life in an 18th-century large ... More


The Limits of Love

Katie Barclay

in Caritas: Neighbourly Love and the Early Modern Self

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198868132
eISBN:
9780191904677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868132.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

If an emotional ethic like caritas was embodied, how did some come to engage in ‘deviant’ behaviours such as premarital sex and why did a society so enculturated in a Christian ethic come to have ... More


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