Yet another case

This year’s third series of “Versailles” reminded me of a further instance of secret marriage, even though some people maintain that nobody ever married in secret despite this case, that spawned two whole books, this one and this just decades ago, let alone Edward IV and Elizabeth Wydeville or her parents. In 1683 or 1684,… Continue reading Yet another case

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: