Marriage Settlements, 1601-1740
The Adoption of the Strict Settlement
By (author) Lloyd Bonfield
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Marriage Settlements, 1601-1740 by Lloyd Bonfield
Book DescriptionThe history of the family has become an area of great interest, yet the property arrangements entered into upon marriage, a crucial aspect of the process of familial wealth transmission and distribution in the landed classes in early modern England, have never been systematically studied. In the light of evidence provided by hitherto unused family muniments, Dr Bonfield analyses the legal, social and economic aspects of these settlements, and discusses the development and impact of the strict settlement.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521091268
(216mm x 140mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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