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Written by Christopher
(6/24/2007 6:30 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Does anyone know what a "special license" is?, penned by nan duval
"To marry outside the normal hours, or in a private chapel, ... required a special licence, granted at the discretion of the Archbishop of Canterbury. A special licence would mean a trip to the Faculty Office in London, making a sworn statement (the marriage allegation), and paying a very hefty fee, but if an immediate or private marriage was the only course open to a couple, they really had little choice."
Darcy's connection and wealth makes marriage by special license possible.
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