Divorce in Medieval England: From One to Two Persons in Law by Sara M. Butler

By Sara M. Butler

Divorce in Medieval England is meant to reorient scholarly perceptions relating divorce within the medieval interval. Divorce, as we predict of it this present day, is generally thought of to be a contemporary invention. This e-book demanding situations that standpoint, documenting the various and sundry makes use of of divorce within the medieval interval and highlighting the truth that frequently divorced at the grounds of spousal incompatibility. as the medieval church was firm to uphold the sacrament of marriage every time attainable, divorce within the medieval interval used to be a way more complex strategy than it truly is this day. therefore, this e-book steps readers in the course of the strategy of divorce, together with: grounds for divorce, the basics of the method, the hazards concerned, monetary implications for other halves who have been legally disabled due to the foundations of coverture, the custody and aid of youngsters, and eventually, what occurs after a divorce. Readers will achieve a miles higher appreciation of marriage and women’s place in later medieval England.

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