Chapter

Divorce

Owen Chadwick

in Hensley Henson

Published in print May 1983 | ISBN: 9780198264453
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682711 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.003.0009
Divorce

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This chapter examines Hensley Henson's view of divorce. It explains that Henson believed that if divorce were prohibited, adultery and prostitution would flourish exceedingly. It also discusses Henson's support for A.P. Herbert's proposed Marriage Bill, which would widen the grounds for divorce to include cruelty, desertion for three years, and incurable insanity. It describes Henson's speech before the Parliament.

Keywords: Hensley Henson; divorce; adultery; prostitution; A.P. Herbert; Marriage Bill

Chapter.  7280 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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