About this book
Today, cohabiting relationships account for most births outside marriage. But what was the situation in earlier centuries? Bringing together leading historians, demographers and lawyers, this interdisciplinary collection draws on a wide range of sources to examine the changing context of non-marital child-bearing in England and Wales since 1600.
Cohabitation illegitimacy bastardy non-marital adoption Britain England event Great Britain interdisciplinary seventeenth century