Victorian time dating

Funny enough the act took place in 1870, years after Caroline’s submission and the ‘Custody of Infants Act 1839’ and ‘Matrimonial Causes Act 1857’ passed court, though Caroline was still fortunate to see the Property Act reform – she died in 1877.

Perhaps women today should visit Caroline Norton’s cemetery to show their gratitude...

Her troublesome marriage, ending in divorce, was destined to be a pivotal case for the Parliament’s decisions.

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Women are something private for the man, inside the house they serve their man; however, the man’s duty is to protect her outside the house.

This was a way of life for women that lived in the Victorian era, or perhaps an enforced one.

The dress code was pivotal to take a woman’s freedom away and often put emphasises on Men’s authority and control.

Long and heavy dresses which scraped the floor meant that these ‘married’ women would struggle to move.

Though seven years is minor, Caroline ‘popped the cherry’ and left her foot marks in history.

We see in many of his poems that Browning underlines how men in society saw women in the Victorian era as a sexual object, and very much infers that their purpose is to please men, which in ‘The Pretty Women’ he conveys effectively.The ‘Matrimonial Causes Act 1857’ was unavoidably a revolutionary change, leaving the Church of England out of divorce cases and making it the duty of barristers.Though a woman desiring to divorce would still need a fair amount of wealth, bearing in mind that before 1857, “ecclesiastical courts had the sole jurisdiction over marital disputes”, her application had a higher chance of acceptance in the new style courts that evaluated the circumstance and reasons for divorce.The second word, ‘sword’, infers that men are masculine and physically stronger.‘Sword’ also means that men fought over women against others.Another violent example is when the narrator states that we, referring to men, “paid you, brayed you in a mortar” (23).

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