‘“A buxom dame” playing coverture games?’

“On a bit of a fishing trip for coverture snippets in 19th C newspapers (diolch unwaith eto, Welsh Newspapers Online), to get a sense of ‘lay’ understanding of the law in this area, it came home to me how interested, and how frequently disapproving, 19th C newspapers were when use was made of coverture as a defence to a claim for payment – ie when a woman said that she was not obliged to pay a sum of money, because she was married at the relevant time …” (more)

[Bracton’s Sister, 4 April]

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