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Re: Special License

December 03, 2016 05:17PM
In real life, it wasn't done for show. It was done for necessity or convenience.

And sometimes the reasons were not something the parties would want bruited about.

Let's suppose that they'd anticipated their vows, that the lady was showing, and that, in consequence, they wanted a small private ceremony outside of church. Then they'd get a special license from the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Let's suppose that, for some reason or another (maybe they'd already married in Scotland, but just wanted to renew their vows according to the Anglican rites), they didn't really want their marriage publicized, but they were getting married in their own parish, in church. Then they might apply to the local bishop for a common license.

But, unless I'm totally off-base, even new money wouldn't spend unnecessarily just to prove they had the money to spend.

That Mrs. Bennet wants her daughters to get married by special license was, I always concluded, meant to be an indication of her lack of understanding, like her not being able to comprehend the legal knot behind an entail.


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