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Married - says who?


Edward IV’s first marriage probably took place in the Warwickshire estates of Lady Eleanor Talbot, his bride, on 8 June 1461 (1). However, this ceremony was not to become public knowledge until twenty-two years later, by which time both had died. 146 more words

The Sad Tale of Lydia Bennet and Other Women Like Her

Lydia Bennet was fifteen years old when she fell under the spell of George Wickham in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Willful and foolish, she eloped with Wickham less than a year after making his acquaintance, leaving her family stunned by the news and tainted (in Society’s eyes) by her actions. 1,090 more words

Regency Life

Married too much.

Rev. Spurgeon David Davis, appointed in 1918 to head one of two planned alternative schools in the wake of the Charles Coon incident, was a newcomer to Wilson. 744 more words


Man fined $500 in bigamy case

Paula Charette had to sit in a courtroom with her husband and his other wife just to prove she married him first.

“There was no reason he had to do that,” she said. 561 more words

Local News

The 'marriage' of Aubrey de Vere, 20th earl of Oxford

Today, our post is another inspired by our recently-published volumes on the House of Lords. In this blog the editor, Dr Ruth Paley, describes the infamous matrimonial affairs of the 20th earl of Oxford… 418 more words

Social History

Attempted Murder, Bigamy and Bankruptcy

I might not have been here writing this blog had Henry Harwood succeeded in murdering my 2xGreat Grandfather William Marsh. William married my 2xGreat Grandmother Kate Harwood nee Cock in 1857 and again in 1869. 1,407 more words

Family History

What Are The 4 Elements Of Bigamy

Does signing a marriage contract hold a man responsible for the crime of bigamy? Are there requisites of valid marriage that should be met to consider subsequent marriage valid or invalid?