ELEANOR GORDON Irregular Marriage : Myth and Reality

  • ELEANOR GORDON
  • Published 2013

Abstract

This article examines the historiography, the law, and the practice of irregular marriage in Britain. It argues that there has been a confusion of terms in the historiography of irregular marriage that has served to obscure its meaning, pattern, and incidence. Using evidence from Scotland where irregular marriage continued to be legally valid until 1939… (More)

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