Posted by Kathy F. on August 09, 1997 at 14:21:41:
In reply to Re: Divorce and Remarriage posted by Caroline on August 08, 1997 at 22:37:07
] First, marriage by special licence could only be granted by a bishop, and then, I think, the clergyman was bound to marry you.So if you managed to persuade a bishop that you deserved to re-marry, then a parson had no option but to do the deed. Am I being too cynical here?
What's the deal with special licenses? Other than being granted by a bishop [which I just found out ;-)], why were they so special? It's mentioned in P&P (Mrs. B. in her chattering about Lizzy and Darcy says it), and I've been wondering for a while. Any info?
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