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Women's Rights in the 1890s. Women's rights were not equal but were improving.
1857 Matrimonial Clauses Act - Women could get a divorce - if the husband guilty of cruelty, adultery or
1870 Married Women's Property Act - Women could keep their earnings when they got married.
1882: This extended to property.
1882 Married Women's (Maintenance in Case of Desertion) Act - Men had to pay maintenance if they
deserted the wife.…read more


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