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Hensley HensonA Study in the Friction between Church and State$
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Owen Chadwick

Print publication date: 1983

Print ISBN-13: 9780198264453

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.001.0001

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(p.219) 9. Divorce
Hensley Henson

Owen Chadwick

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines Hensley Henson's view of divorce. It explains that Henson believed that if divorce were prohibited, adultery and prostitution would flourish exceedingly. It also discusses Henson's support for A.P. Herbert's proposed Marriage Bill, which would widen the grounds for divorce to include cruelty, desertion for three years, and incurable insanity. It describes Henson's speech before the Parliament.

Keywords:   Hensley Henson, divorce, adultery, prostitution, A.P. Herbert, Marriage Bill

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