Cohabitation and Non-Marital Births in England and Wales, 1600–2012

  • Rebecca Probert

About this book


Today, cohabiting relationships account for most births outside marriage. But what was the situation in earlier centuries? Bringing together leading historians, demographers and lawyers, this interdisciplinary collection draws on a wide range of sources to examine the changing context of non-marital child-bearing in England and Wales since 1600.


Cohabitation illegitimacy bastardy non-marital adoption Britain England event Great Britain interdisciplinary seventeenth century

Editors and affiliations

  • Rebecca Probert
    • 1
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of WarwickUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48455-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-39627-3
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