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Subject: Re: CP (and SP) Correction: Robert II, King of Scots and his Three (?) Wives
Date: 09 Nov 2003 10:18:26 GMT
>Terry Mair is correct, the custom is called Hand-fasting. It is a Highland
>custom pre-dating the Feudal system.
If it PREdates the feudal system, are you talking the medieval period?
As Nat stated, this directly contadicts Canon law. Locals might have gotten
away with it in the highlands, but the king was high profile, and would not be
granted such leisure were expectant marriage was concerned.
>the ancient inhabitants of Great Britain
>and as this custom remained in the
>Highlands until a very late period,
Until what period, but still, do we have evidence of it among high profile
perons such as dukes and earls (let alone the king)?
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