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Promises, Promises: Marriage Litigation in Scotland 1698 - 1980

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We share a universality with the emotions and circumstances of 18th and early 19th century couples. Married in church, if they promised themselves to one another or following seduction, the records of disputed marriages open a window into the private and domestic lives of men and women at a time when modern law was being formed.
Paperback, 241 pages
Published July 29th 2006 by National Museums of Scotland (first published July 29th 2003)
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Her first career was as a stage actress in New York. Leah then wrote Vegan cookery books, before studying at the University of Edinburgh, obtaining a degree in history followed by doctoral research on social life on the Atholl estate in the eighteenth century

Her focus was on women’s history and Scottish history.

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