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The Pitfalls of Breaking an Engagement During the Regency Era

Only if a man uncovered a flaw in the morals of the lady to whom he proposed could he even consider calling off a marriage proposal. Once he spoke the words and the lady had accepted, there was no “take backs.” If the man left the woman standing at the altar as a no-show, it was thought he had discovered something of her low character, generally, that she had known another intimately. Continue reading

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Breaking an Engagement in the Regency Era (Round 2)

After my last post in August on the issue of a breach of promise in the Regency, I have received several more questions on the subject. I hope some of what I am sharing below will clear up those concerns. … Continue reading

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Breaking an Engagement During the Regency + an Excerpt from MR. DARCY’S BRIDEs

A popular plot in Regency era romances is the broken engagement, but what was the truth of the situation? Unless the gentleman involved suddenly uncovered a flaw in the morals of his lady, once a man proposed to a woman, … Continue reading

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Moral Ramifications of Wife Sales

¬†¬†Last week, I looked at Wife Selling as a Means to a Moral Divorce, but Not Necessarily a Legal One. Today, I will stay with the moral aspects of this practice of the late 1700s and the first half of … Continue reading

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