A modern parallel

The Three Estates offered Richard, Duke of Gloucester, the crown when his brother’s bigamy was exposed, thereby bastardising his sons. Something very similar happened as recently as 1997, although there was DNA involved and not a bishop. Anthony, 3rd Baron Moynihan, died in Manila during 1991, after an eventful life that had included five marriages,… Continue reading A modern parallel

Secret marriages again

The practice of secret marriage, as indulged in twice by Edward IV, may have ceased in Europe as a result of the Reformation and Council of Trent. However, the High Court decided today that a British woman married King Fahd of Saudi Arabia in 1968 – the quincentenary of Lady Eleanor Talbot’s death: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3301823/Secret-wife-late-Saudi-king-wins-15million-payout-son.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490