|GR: fait accompli
Written by Cheryl
(10/19/2003 4:23 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: The Shackletons' elopement, penned by Barbara
This was the impression I got - that if they went the normal route and posted banns, there would be too much opposition. He was not nearly good enough for her, let alone his age. His situation, his lack of money, etc. I expect her brother would have worked on her to abandon the idea. It's too bad he didn't, considering the rotter Shackleton turned out to be! I do wonder what made her do it. Her life got so much worse after she married him, poor thing...
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