Another quaint Regency custom... ;-)
Posted by The Mysterious H.C on August 19, 1998 at 11:23:07:
Here's a satirical drawing of a "wife-selling", which wasn't quite what it sounds like, but was more a ritual among the non-genteel classes (who couldn't possibly obtain a full parliamentary divorce), to publicy proclaim a dissolution of marriage (though not one that was really recognized by the authorities of Church and State).
Notice how the artitst has arranged things so that husband's head has the cattle's horns strategically placed in line-of-sight behind it ;-)
- Another Quaint Regency Custom Bob Whitworth 22:55:17 8/19/98 (0)
- Obviously eager to try her luck elsewhere! NFM SuzanneR 11:57:57 8/19/98 (0)
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