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By John Wroath

An soaking up account of the origins of women's rights to estate and kids within the united kingdom. a real tale which reads like a Victorian novel. 'In legislations a husband and spouse are one: and that one is the husband': Blackstone This was once the legislation till good into the 19th century. till they're Seven is predicated on examine into the old history to the trendy difficulties of kid custody and entry. the result's an soaking up story of the origins of women's rights to their youngsters and their estate during which John Wroath recounts the courageous strikes via Henrietta Greenhill and Caroline Norton which ended in the child Custody Act 1839 and Matrimonial factors Act 1857-the relaxation being heritage. the tale can be interesting for the insights it provides into the personal lives of a number of well-known humans of the time who have been enthusiastic about or round those events-included between them the leading minister Lord Melbourne, the poet and playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Mary Shelley, writer of Frankenstein.

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