Women's personal lives 1860-1901

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  • Women's personal lives 1860-1901
    • Unit 2
    • 1839 - Custody of Children's Act
      • Gave mothers custody of their children under seven if the Lord Chancellor agreed
    • 1857 - Matrimonial Causes Act
      • Allowed divorce to happen through Law courts instead of through Parliament
      • For a man to divorce his wife : prove her adultery
      • For a woman to divorce her husband : prove adultery, bigamy, rape, sodomy, bestiality, cruelty or long-term desertion
    • 1864, 1866 & 1869 - Contagious Diseases Acts
      • Allowed police to arrest prostitutes and force an internal examination on them
      • A means of maintaining military efficeincy
    • 1870 - First Married Women's Property Act
      • Allowed women to keep up to £200 in earnings and personal property
    • 1883 - Contagious Diseases Act suspended
    • 1885 - Age of consent raised from 13 - 16
    • 1886 - Repeal of Contagious Diseases Act
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    • 1891 - The Johnson Case

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