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2. What was the main advantage of the Divorce and Matrimonial causes Act?

  • A wife separated from her husband could sue and be sued in court.
  • Divorces could now occur through the courts rather than through a private Act of Parliament.
  • A married woman could now inherit the same as a single woman.
  • A deserted wife could now keep her own income.

3. What was the Angel of the House concept?

  • The belief that poltergeists linger in the halls.
  • The Edwardian belief that women should stay at home and look after the children whilst the men went to work.
  • The Victorian belief about the proper ordering of society: A woman's role was domestic; to create a loving and comfortable home where her husband and children would be well cared for and protected from the evils of the outside world.
  • The Victorian belief about the proper ordering of society: That women should not receive equal pay to men.

4. When was the Matrimonial causes Act?

  • 1886
  • 1884
  • 1839
  • 1882

5. When was the Contagious Disease act introduced?

  • 1869
  • 1864
  • 1866
  • 1856


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