Category Archives: Levirate marriage

Regency Romance Series Month: A Touch of Mercy, Book 5 of the REALM Series

  All the 9 books of The REALM series are on sale in November for only $0.99 each. Grab the eBooks while you can. Find all my Regency titles HERE. This was the book in which my friend Kim said, … Continue reading

Posted in book excerpts, books, eBooks, excerpt, Georgian England, heroines, historical fiction, Inheritance, Levirate marriage, Living in the Regency, marriage, primogenture, Realm series, Regency era, Regency romance, romance, suspense | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Special Licences in Regency Era

In 1753, the Hardwick Marriage Act passed, and Georgian couples in England and Wales could choose among three ways to marry: with the reading of the banns, by a common (sometimes referred to as an “ordinary”) licence, and by special … Continue reading

Posted in British history, Church of England, George IV, Georgian England, Georgian Era, Jane Austen, Levirate marriage, Living in the Regency, marriage, marriage customs, marriage licenses, Regency era, Wales | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Bride Inheritance? A Cultural Allowance for a Widow or a Means to Control Property?

Bride Inheritance or Widow Inheritance is a cultural practice sometimes related to a levirate marriage. In this practice, a woman must marry a kinsman of her late husband. This kinsman is often her brother-in-law.  From Bible Study Tools, we learn, … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Levirate marriage, world history | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Bride Inheritance? A Cultural Allowance for a Widow or a Means to Control Property?