Marriage Matters in Georgian Times (Rediscovering Jane Austen)

September 29, 2020

 

Marriage matters were the subject of lively public debate in Georgian times. Jane Austen was aware of the main lines of thought, but she also contributed to them with her novels. She emphasised married women’s position, which was disadvantaged by a conservative legal framework. In this talk, Sabine Purshouse explores these and other issues related to matrimony in one of the most fascinating periods of British history.

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