Posted by AnneM on August 13, 1997 at 16:42:13:
In reply to Women's rights (flog the horse) posted by Elissa on August 13, 1997 at 12:43:34
] Hello, nice to have found you. I want to know about the
] possibility of a forced marriage in the Regency period.
] Could a man marry a woman whose father had given her to him? Could a clergyman be coerced by threat and bribe to perform a ceremony with a bride who is present only by virtue of restraint? It is the entire premise of my new novel
] and since I am a hundred pages into I hope the time period and fictional license will allow it.
Sounds like an interesting book. There are plenty of people/resources around here and some titles mentioned below. I can only give an opinion (just ask anyone, I'm no expert)- since women had practically no rights - yes. I've even read somewhere that men could sell their wives, since they were considered property, (the poorer classes anyway).! whoa!
Good luck with the book and the details!
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