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The Age of Consent to Marry in the Regency Period

During the Regency, despite what some authors may include within the story line, the age of consent for females was twenty-one, not twenty-five as some would lead the reader to believe. Although I do not know from where the idea … Continue reading

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Annulments, Divorces, Criminal Conversation, Oh My!

Recently, I’ve addressed the age of consent to marry and “voidable marriages” in the Regency Period, but what of divorces or annulments?  First, permit me to say that in the Regency period, divorces were few. They were expensive. The Church … Continue reading

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