Defamation and sexual reputation in Somerset, 1733-1850

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Morris, Polly;
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This dissertation examines sexual reputation in the county of\ud Somerset between 1733 and 1850. Its purpose is to explore plebeian\ud sexual culture by tracing changes in the way plebeian men and women\ud defined and defended their sexual reputations in an era of socia... View more
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    14 Notable contributions are Sharpe, Defamation and Sexual Slander; Chaytor, 'Household and Kinship'; and M.J. Ingram, 'Ecclesiastical Justice in Wiltshire 1600-1640, With special reference to cases concerning sex and marriage' (D. Phil. dissertation, Oxford, 1976), especially Chapter 9, 'Defamation Causes'.

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