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Subject: Re: The text of the agreement between Edward II and Thomas de Multon in 1317
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 11:49:44 EDT


Monday, 29 July, 2002


Hello Paul,

Two definitions I have:

Betroth (verb):

To cause (someone) to promise formally to marry

Betrothal (noun):

A mutual promise to marry


The language provided from the 1317 document by Dr. Cunningham (via
Robert Todd's post) may or may not be considered a 'formal' betrothal, but by
its having been committed to writing calling it 'informal' is not quite
accurate.

It was, in part, an agreement that two individuals (Joan de Gaveston and
the younger Multon) would be married. This gives the distinct impression
that these two had been betrothed.

Best regards,

John *


* John P. Ravilious








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