Family Law, Family Authority

William Cornish

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199239757
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191705151 | DOI:

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England

 Family Law, Family Authority

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This chapter on family law in the 19th century discusses the courts used for family disputes, private and public provision in law touching the family, the husband as patriarch, property during a marriage and after the death of a spouse, and male attitudes to the opposite sex.

Keywords: English law; family law; family disputes; property; marriage; patriarch; male attitudes

Chapter.  11966 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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