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The Resource Breach of promise to marry : a history of how jilted brides settled scores, Denise Bates

Breach of promise to marry : a history of how jilted brides settled scores, Denise Bates

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Breach of promise to marry : a history of how jilted brides settled scores
Title
Breach of promise to marry
Title remainder
a history of how jilted brides settled scores
Statement of responsibility
Denise Bates
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A look back through the history of women who were about to be married only to be left at the altar-and left with no choice but to take their revenge. A wedding day is supposed to be the happiest, most special and blessed event in a bride's life. And most of the time, it is. But sometimes, it is not. In this fun, fascinating look at betrothals that went bust before anyone even said "I do," the authors have collected the true stories of what happened when the groom suddenly decided "I don't." From the 1780s right up to the 1970s, jilted women (and the occasional crushed suitor) employed a range of tactics to bring false lovers to book. Here is a full wedding party of cases in which women found very different kinds of happy endings, such as Mary Elizabeth Smith who forged evidence of a courtship to entrap an Earl, Catherine Kempsall who shot the man who denied their engagement, Gladys Knowles who was awarded a record 10,000 in damages by a jury in 1890, and Daisy Mons who discreetly negotiated a 50,000 settlement from a nobleman. Based on original research, this social history of breach of promise shows that when men behaved badly, hell had no fury like a woman scorned
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Bates, Denise
Dewey number
306.810941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ734
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Marriage
  • Breach of promise
  • Women
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Family and relationships
  • Breach of promise
  • Marriage
  • Women
  • Great Britain
Label
Breach of promise to marry : a history of how jilted brides settled scores, Denise Bates
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
885208800
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473831889
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations
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175da422-84d9-4e66-84a6-0e618d7a7096
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)885208800
Label
Breach of promise to marry : a history of how jilted brides settled scores, Denise Bates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
885208800
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473831889
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
175da422-84d9-4e66-84a6-0e618d7a7096
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)885208800

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