Posted by John McNearney on April 17, 1998 at 13:45:16:
In response to Many Thanks (nfm), written by Jenna on April 10, 1998 at 13:24:52
Quote from Daniel Pool's " What Jane Austen Ate & Charles Dickens Knew".
The most expensive precedure was to get a special license that enabled you to get married any place at any time. This could only be obtained from the archbishop of Canterbury and cost a whacking great sum--twenty eight guineas in the middle of the century--and would probably only be available to the well connnected, since it was granted at the archbidhop's discretion.
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