Promises Promises: Marriage Litigation in Scotland 1698-1980

Promises Promises: Marriage Litigation in Scotland 1698-1980


By (author) Leah Leneman

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  • Publisher: NMSE - Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 239mm x 20mm | 395g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1901663523
  • ISBN 13: 9781901663525
  • Sales rank: 1,126,009

Product description

Scottish marriage law was a confusing issue that was open to abuse in the past. This unusual study looks at some of the disputes, debates and disagreements which arose in unhappy partnerships, and the array of situations young couples found themselves in when trapped in unsuitable marriages.

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Author information

Leah Leneman was born in America, but lived and worked in Scotland from 1975. Her books on Scottish social and women's history include Elsie Inglis: founder of battlefield hospitals run entirely by women; and Scottish Suffragettes, both published by NMS.

Review quote

"In thirteen fascinating chapters and eighteen detailed case studies Leah Leneman covers brilliantly the full spectrum of areas that led to litigation." -- Family History Monthly, June 2004.