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What’s Love Got to Do with It? Marriage in Late Medieval England and the Low Countries

Guest post by Anna Boeles Rowland and Chanelle Delameillieure, 14 February 2020 “More things are necessary for a household than four naked thighs.”[1] In the middle ages the household was headed by a husband and his wife and was the centre...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 14 Feb 2020

Disparaging Marriage in Early Modern England

Posted by Krista Kesselring, 6 January 2020. At the root of our own, looser use of the term, ‘disparagement’ once had real legal and social heft in regulating marriages between people of differing socio-economic ranks. The union of a medieval...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 6 Jan 2020

“[My] wife . . . hath alienated her Affections from me”

Women during the eighteenth century were subject to the authority of men, whether father, brother, or husband. Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, a text used in the training of American lawyers, had this to say about the relation...
From: In the Words of Women on 14 Nov 2019

Star Chamber as a Marriage Court

Posted by Krista Kesselring, 11 November 2019. The early modern Court of Star Chamber lives on in some popular historical accounts as an engine of despotic tyranny, a sham court that censored opposition and curtailed religious dissent in the years preceding...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 11 Nov 2019

Sex and the marital relationship in the eighteenth century

Sex and the Church: Religion, Enlightenment and the Sexual Revolution, a book that I co-authored with William Gibson, was published in hardback two years ago. Hugely busy, neither of us had much opportunity to promote it. It has done quite well since,...
From: Joanne Begiato Muses on History on 22 Jul 2019

London Renaissance Seminar: The Violent Household

Friday 24 May 2-5.30pm /2-7.30pm, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck1.30-2 Coffee2.00 Iman Sheeha ‘“My master’s kindness pleads to me for life”: servants in the violent household’2.25 Emma Whipday, ‘Deadly domesticity: violent...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 24 May 2019

Maternal management, or, A plot discovered

The plot hatched by a mother to marry her daughter to an old wealthy colonel is discovered. Both the mother and daughter are fashionably dressed in large dressess, hats and large sleeves. The mother stands on a veranda looking down at her daughter seated...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Apr 2019

“I am apt to love every body that loves you”

POLLY STEVENSON must have written Benjamin Franklin asking his advice on whether she should accept the proposal of marriage from the surgeon William Hewson for he responded on May 31, 1770: . . . . I am sure you are a much better Judge in this Affair...
From: In the Words of Women on 19 Mar 2019

Valentine's Day - 1700s British Colonial & American Couples

1773 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Miffin (Sarah Morris).1773 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Mr. & Mrs. Isaac Winslow (Jemima Debuke)1775 John Singleton Copley (1728-1815). Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Izard (Alice Delancey).1788...
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Feb 2019

'The Woman of Colour: A Tale' (1808) - Anon

‘…this was evidently meant to mortify your Olivia; it was blending her with the poor negro slaves of the West Indies! It was meant to show her, that, in Mrs. Merton’s idea, there was no distinction between us—you will believe...

Women in 17th Century New England

.In 17th century New England, women usually arrived with family members to band together in cooperative religious communities organized for the collective good which included shared economic goals. Almost immediately, their healthier living conditions...
From: 17th-century American Women on 23 Jun 2013

The Institution of Marriage in 17th Century England: A Guest Post By Deborah Swift

The Institution of Marriage in 17th Century England By Deborah Swift My new book, A Plague on Mr Pepys, has at its heart a marriage. During my research for the book I had to look into attitudes to marriage in the 17th Century, and how these attitudes...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 5 Jul 2018

The Marriage of Angelica and John

Two hundred and forty-one years ago on Saturday—23 June, 1777—Angelica Schuyler ran off to be married. Today's post is excerpted from the draft first chapter of my biography of Angelica.
From: The Junto on 25 Jun 2018

Puritan Mother - Sarah Whipple Goodhue's (1641-1681) Letter to Her Children & Husband

Sarah Whipple Goodhue (1641-1681), who was married to Joseph Goodhue of Ipswich, Massachusettes, and had 10 children, wrote a letter to her husband and children which was published under the title "VALEDICTORY AND MONITORY-WRITING."Sarah suspected that...
From: 17th-century American Women on 9 Jun 2018

Royal weddings in the Georgian era

On Tuesday 8th September 1761, in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace, the new King George III (he had ascended the throne a little less than a year earlier) married Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The wedding took place only a few...
From: All Things Georgian on 17 May 2018

White Creole Identity on Trial: The Haitian Revolution and Refugees in Louisiana

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Erica Johnson The flight of refugees from the Haitian Revolution intertwined the histories of Louisiana and Saint-Domingue.  The story of one refugee, Pierre Benonime Dormenon...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Mar 2018

A spring syllabus: Sexual and Marital Conflicts in Anthony Trollope

Louis (Oliver Dimsdale) and Emily (Laura Fraser) in later confrontation (2004 BBC/WBGH, scripted Andrew Davies) A Syllabus For a course at the Oscher LifeLong Learning Institute at George Mason University Day: Seven Wednesday mornings, 11:50 to 1:15 pm,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Mar 2018

From Tucumán With Love: Revolution and Marriage in the Argentine War of Independence

By Alejandro H. Morea The revolutionary process in Latin America was tied to the crisis of the Spanish monarchy that began in 1808. In the case of the Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata, the revolution ended with the formation of four new republics:...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Jan 2018

Widows Were Taxed in the Plymouth Colony BUT They Could NOT Vote or Hold Office,

Since widows were the only women within the Plymouth Colony allowed to hold any substantial amount of property, they were also the only women within the colony who could have their property taxed. The property of married women was turned over to their...
From: 17th-century American Women on 3 Dec 2017

Marrying & Marriage Rules in the Plymouth Colony

The Plymouth Colony created an innovative form of civil marriage. This form of marriage replaced reliance on ecclesiastical authorities for handling the approval & administration of marriages. Parental consent was required for a civil marriage. If...
From: 17th-century American Women on 16 Nov 2017

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