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Howard Brown
May 8th, 2011, 04:13 PM
A ditty written by George R. Sims found within an article which I'll put up on the next post.

In a recent article I complied for Ripperologist Magazine, I noted that the most difficult part in putting it together was where to start as spousal abuse was rife throughout the period.

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Howard Brown
May 8th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Porter needed to take a trip or two abroad, because England most certainly wasn't the only nation where spousal abuse was often, if not regularly, regarded a lesser offense than a property-related crime.

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 30, 1897
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Stephen Thomas
May 8th, 2011, 05:05 PM
A ditty written by George R. Sims found within an article which I'll put up on the next post.

In a recent article I complied for Ripperologist Magazine, I noted that the most difficult part in putting it together was where to start as spousal abuse was rife throughout the period.

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Nice find, Howard.

The more I read about Sims the more I like him.

Obviously the wife wasn't this East End lady....

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George Lorton
May 9th, 2011, 05:26 PM
Bah I hate Home Correction as it was called by polite society. Why not call it what it was wife beating.

Now we shouldn't of gone preaching at the English for beating their wives. I bet there was a lot of ladies over here back then who got knocked around the town by their hubbies. Actually that saying is off. Usually from what I was told by my Grandma a man was frowned upon for beating his wife at home but if he knocked his wife around at home most folks ignored it.

Now my Great Grand parents got divorced in 1920 just under a year after my Grandma's birth and I can't but wonder if Great Gramps, who we have never met liked to smack Great Grandma around. Now she was a big farm girl so if he did then he was playing with fire because that lady could give as good as she got. :boink::fish::caked: Ain't love grand?

Although to be fair I don't think he was home during the duration of the marriage. He was off fighting the Great War. Great Gramps was in the service when she met him and he was probably married in his soldiers uniform. So it might of been a war time marriage that just didn't make it due to the fact that when Great Gramps and Grandma got to know each other they discovered that they had nothing in common.