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Unquiet Lives: Marriage and Marriage Breakdown in England, 1660–1800

Historians of early modern marriage have made much use of court records in uncovering the matrimonial difficulties of our ancestors. Yet the exceptional, and sometimes sensational, nature of the cases brought to court, especially causes for separation brought to the ecclesiastical courts, begs the question of how far such materials provide a reliable insight intoContinue reading “Unquiet Lives: Marriage and Marriage Breakdown in England, 1660–1800”