On the Development of Marital Law

Aston, Jennifer and Hamilton, Frances (2022) On the Development of Marital Law. Journal of Legal History, 43 (2). pp. 121-135. ISSN 0144-0365

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01440365.2022.2092946


This issue of the Journal of Legal History results from a conference organized by Dr Jennifer Aston (Northumbria University) and Dr Frances Hamilton (University of Reading) held virtually at Northumbria University on 20th May 2021. At this event we explored the changing legal and cultural definitions of marriage in any geographical location or jurisdiction across the period c.1450 - present day, utilizing a range of historical, literary, artistic, and cultural perspectives. This issue now concentrates on the historical, legal, religious, and cultural perspectives on the development of marital law in England and Wales from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century. The interaction between legal, historical, and religious source materials serves to bring fresh insights, demonstrating how women and Dissenting religious groups experienced the laws relating to marriage and were important actors in driving forward legislative and social change.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marriage, Legal History, Gender, Divorce
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2022 11:44
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2023 08:00
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49399

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