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Jennifer Ward

Marriage for noble and gentry children was arranged by their families, with the participation on occasion of their lords and of the king, and it was relatively rare for the children themselves to take matters into their own hands. Marriage has to be set in the framework of the rules and conventions of feudal lordship, and was inextricably linked to property and wealth; personal

in Women of the English Nobility and Gentry, 1066-1500
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Caitriona Clear

4883 Social Change PT bjl.qxd 13/6/07 11:07 Page 74 5 Marriage Téir abhaile ‘s fan sabhaile mar tá do mhargadh déanta . . . Tá do mhargadh – níl mo mhargadh – tá do mhargadh déanta . . . (Go home and stay at home because your match is made . . . Your match is made – my match is not made – your match is made . . .) (Téir Abhaile, traditional, Donegal) Introduction We are certain of three things about marriage and family in Ireland in the years 1850–1922. The first is that Irish people in general married at a lower rate than the European norm; the second is

in Social change and everyday life in Ireland 1850–1922
Expanding Gender Norms to Marriage Drivers Facing Boys and Men in South Sudan
Michelle Lokot
Lisa DiPangrazio
Dorcas Acen
Veronica Gatpan
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Ronald Apunyo

Introduction Child marriage occurs frequently in the post-conflict setting of South Sudan, where ongoing inter-clan violence is accompanied by food insecurity and significant humanitarian need. Child marriage – defined as a union where one or more partners is aged under 18 – is a significant problem across the world. Globally, one in every five girls is married before the age of 18, while one in every three of these child marriages occurs in sub-Saharan Africa ( UNICEF, 2018 ). UNICEF (2018) estimates that 650 million women who are alive today were

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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A new direction
Sonja Tiernan

4 Marriage Equality: A new direction Recently formed Marriage Equality had a mammoth task ahead to shift the public and political focus from civil partnerships to civil marriage. The organisation advocated through a developed approach employing four inter-connected strategies.1 The first strategy, which was to become the most noticeable aspect of the campaign, was communications. The aim here was to improve LGBT visibility and justify why same-sex couples could only achieve equality through access to civil marriage. The second strategy was political engagement

in The history of marriage equality in Ireland
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Emily J. Manktelow

historians of Christian mission, seen often as an exemplary instance of female vocation falling asunder to the sexual and reproductive demands of missionary men and a patriarchally structured mission society. Doug Stuart in his 1994 thesis ‘Of savages and heroes’ has noted that ‘the real issue for Ann Hamilton was her passion for missionary work’ and that while ‘Ann Hamilton clearly viewed her marriage as a means to missionary activity’ it was ‘the demands of the marriage itself she was unwilling to accept’. 2 More recently

in Missionary families
Katie Barclay

2 Marriage within Scottish culture L ike in most of Europe, patriarchal social relations underpinned all forms of human interaction in Scotland through the seventeenth and into the late nineteenth century. A male head of household presiding over his subordinates, which included his wife, resident adult offspring, young children and servants, was the ideal form of household and the very basis of the social order. Symbolically, the conjugal relationship was the epitome of patriarchy, which all other social relationships, including that of king and subjects, should

in Love, intimacy and power
David Geiringer

We first met June in the previous chapter; we saw how it was not until her early forties that her marriage went ‘off the rails’, as she became aware of her and her husband’s ‘sexual incompatibility’ and had an affair. The following excerpt from our interview offers some insight into the sexual difficulties that June encountered in her early marriage, while also introducing

in The Pope and the pill
Ciara Meehan

Ireland is one of the last strongholds of happy marriage and united family life because we look after our men and treat them properly as head-of-the-house. Let's keep things that way Mrs D. M., Castleknock, ‘Over To You’, Woman's Way , 28 April 1967 Joseph Teeling was 17 when he first met his future wife, Margaret, then just 15. He had seen her around, and when he learnt she worked at the Casino cinema in Finglas, he successfully applied for a job as an usher

in A woman’s place?
The Anne Lister Diaries 1836–38

Female Fortune: The Anne Lister Diaries 1833–36 inspired Sally Wainwright to write Gentleman Jack, her major drama series (BBC1 and HBO, 2019 and 2022). This companion volume Anne’s story from May 1836, with the death of her elderly father and the effective banishment of her sister. In the autumn, with the death of Anne’s beloved aunt, Anne Lister and Ann Walker were on their own at Shibden. Anne’s magnificent diaries record their life together. The compelling coded passages reveal the ups and downs of their lesbian marriage. Alongside, Anne developed her own coal mines, embellished Shibden’s architecture, and was politically active, especially at the 1837 election.

So, was it ‘as good as a marriage’? And what was heterosexual marriage like then? Married women had few rights. Both women had to be courageous, always easier for Anne than for Ann. By placing this lesbian relationship in its historical context, Jill Liddington shines a dazzling light on this subversive marriage and its tensions.

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Myrna Loy and William Powell
Kathrina Glitre

Myrna Loy and William Powell 65 3 Making marriage fun: Myrna Loy and William Powell There had been romantic couples before, but Loy and Powell were something new and original. They actually made marital comedy palatable. (George Cukor, quoted by Kotsilibas-Davis and Loy 1988: 69) When people remember Myrna Loy and William Powell, they inevitably think of their roles as Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man films.1 Cukor’s reaction to the pairing is typical. Jacobs felt The Thin Man highlighted the ‘intimacy and companionship of married life’ (1969: 534) and

in Hollywood romantic comedy States of the union, 1934–65