A MEDIEVAL WOMAN'S LIFE - AT HOME
- BIRTHS - WEDDINGS - DIVORCE - DEATHS - MANNERS - EDUCATION - EMPLOYMENT
CLOTHES - ITEMS OF CLOTHING - DRESS ACCESSORIES FABRICS & SEWING BEAUTY, HEALTH & HYGIENE MY TALKS MY SEWING MY ARTIFACTS BIBLIOGRAPHY LINKS
Divorce- Medieval Women's Rights & Obligations
GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE - PROPERTY SETTLEMENTS
grounds for the dissolution of a marriage also included adultery, leprosy
and impotency. The failure by a husband to render his wife her marriage
debt was taken quite seriously, as it was believed that a woman needed
regular sexual intercourse for her emotional and physical well-being.
The status of women changed around 1066 and new laws affected the way property was divided after a marriage breakdown. In many instances, holdings of land to be passed down to the woman's sons was the biggest issue of contention after a marriage breakdown.
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