Posted by Myretta on April 09, 1998 at 13:18:21:
In response to marriage licenses, written by Jimmy on April 09, 1998 at 12:35:26
According to the Jane Austen Info (thank you, Henry),
Purchasing a "common license" to marry frees one from the necessity of proclaiming the banns, while a special license (which permits the wedding to be done at a time and place other than one's parish church in the morning) must be obtained from a bishop. Because of its expense, a special license is a prestigious status symbol among those (such as Mrs. Bennet of Pride and Prejudice) who are impressed by such things.
Link to this page is below.
- Ahhhh...thank you. The question was bouncing around my head... Jimmy 00:40:35 4/10/98 (2)
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