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Marriage and divorce on Mythic Britain

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Marriage and divorce on Mythic Britain

Postby xalabin » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:15 pm

Hello.

Can celts break a previous marriage?
And saxons?

If yes, how?

Thanks!
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Re: Marriage and divorce on Mythic Britain

Postby xalabin » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:27 pm

Reading about it, Cartismandua divorced her husband on 69 AD. http://web.archive.org/web/201401090232 ... /habcg.htm

Can i suppose that pagans can divorce, maybe returning the dowry if it is and the christians can not?

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Re: Marriage and divorce on Mythic Britain

Postby loz » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:47 pm

xalabin wrote:Reading about it, Cartismandua divorced her husband on 69 AD. http://web.archive.org/web/201401090232 ... /habcg.htm

Can i suppose that pagans can divorce, maybe returning the dowry if it is and the christians can not?

Thanks for all.


You can suppose precisely what you want - it's your campaign, and I don't think the history is especially rigid.

My personal guess is that a Lord, druid or Bishop could dissolve a marriage if they so chose. A dowry or bride price would need to be returned, and depending on the circumstances, there might be some dishonour accrued. But otherwise, it's down to you.
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Re: Marriage and divorce on Mythic Britain

Postby xalabin » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:11 am

Thanks.
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Re: Marriage and divorce on Mythic Britain

Postby pachristian » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:57 pm

Circa AD 500, marriage in European countries was a civil union, not a religious one. I know Augustine recommended Church blessing on marriage, but it did not become a sacrament until the 600's (I believe). So for Christians and Pagans alike, ending a marriage would be done through the civil authorities, returning the dowry, and pledging to not have a blood-feud.
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