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Annulments, Divorces, Criminal Conversation in the Regency

First, permit me to say that in the Regency period, divorces were few. They were expensive. The Church of England opposed divorce as vehemently as did the Roman Catholic church. The Church of England only permitted a “legal separation,” which … Continue reading

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Wife Selling as a Means to a Moral Divorce, but Not Necessarily a Legal One

From the late 18th to the mid 19th centuries in England, divorce was expense—too expense for many of the populace. Divorce required a private Act of Parliament that could cost the petitioner somewhere around £3000. It also required the blessing … Continue reading

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Mensa et Thoro? How it Differs from Divorce…

If you are a regular follower of this blog, you should be aware that in the Regency Period, divorce was a VERY messy affair – VERY public – VERY expensive – and almost impossible to achieve. It, literally, took an act … Continue reading

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Do You Remember? When Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti Committed Bigamy

In February 1965, an Italian court in Rome declared the 1957 nuptials of Sophia Loren and her producer husband, Carlo Ponti, invalid, saying his Mexican divorce from his first wife, Giuliana Fiastri was not legal. Oddly enough, it was not … Continue reading

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A Regency Lexicon – And Then There Was “D”

A Regency Lexicon The Daily Courant – England’s first daily newspaper; founded in 1702 Damask – a fancy silk or linen fabric used for table linen; usually had a flower design raised “Dark Lady” – sometimes used to refer to … Continue reading

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