Category Archives: Coverture

The Rationale of Father Custody under Coverture

Body Crimes said in the comments section of the “Gynocentrism, Fairness, and Morality” post at this site: “Judithann, are you aware that it wasn’t until the late nineteenth century that women were able to get custody of their children? In … Continue reading

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Love and Marriage in London in the Later Part of the 15th Century

The era of coverture in England can be dated from 1188 to 1870; from the Tractatus of Glanvill to the Married Women’s Property Act of 1870. In 1955 in England and Wales the out-of-wedlock birth ratio was 4.7%. In 2012 … Continue reading

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