[34]  It is very touching to read this passage. Anyone who’s a bit familiar with life in 17th century England would know that divorce simply didn’t exist.

 

      Marriages ended with the death of one of the spouses. Well, that’s almost true. The rich could pay for the expensive process of nullifying the marriages by Parliament.

 

      By her answer, it was clear that Lemuel was beseeching Mary to love him forever.

Henry VIII's first wife pleading with him not to divorce her. Henry was rich enough to create his own church and impose it on his People. He did all this, just to replace Catherine of Aragon with Anne Boleyn.
Artist: Henry Nelson O'Neil (1817-1880)

Do you think that both State and Church should stay out of people's choice of their partners for life ( or part of life)?

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