Divorce and Remarriage in the Church of England, 1936-2005: A Comparison of Edward VIII and Prince Charles

By Ann Sumner Holmes.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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A comparison of the Church of England's responses to the proposed marriages of King Edward VIII in 1936 and Prince Charles in 2005 illuminates changes in the Church's doctrine.

Keywords: Divorce, Church of England, Edward VIII, Prince Charles

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.139-146. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.763MB).

Dr. Ann Sumner Holmes

Dr. Ann Sumner Holmes is Associate Dean of the Honors College at Louisiana State University, where she has been on the faculty since 1987. She has a B.A. degree in history from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi; an M.A. from Tulane University; and a Ph.D. in history from Vanderbilt University. The title of her dissertation was "Hard Cases and Bad Laws: Divorce Reform in England, 1909-1937." She has published articles on the double standard in the English divorce laws, maternal adultery and child custody, and the Russell divorce case in the 1890s. She is currently working on a manuscript on the Church of England and divorce reform in the twentieth century.

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