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Subject: Re: OT When did it become legal to marry one's sister-in-law?
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 12:34:37 EST
In a message dated 2/7/2006 9:15:17 AM Pacific Standard Time,
In Katherine's own lifetime people were still burned for the offense of
marrying a dead spouse's sibling, so it would seem that it really
wasn't considered universally cricket.
Can you explain then how it was that Henry VIII got away with it?