Marriage, a fate worse than death?........

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Marriage, a fate worse than death?........

Postby Ghost » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:41 pm

In 1424 a French men-at-arms was sentenced to death by Lord Scales for serial side changing. Before his execution a 15 year local girl, "a virgin of good reputation" offered to marry the man in question. Lord Scales granted the request and released the soldier.

In 1430, a "very handsome" twenty four year old French brigand was actually on the scaffold when a young lady "boldly came forward and asked for him". He was duly released on the proviso he married the young lady forthwith.


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Re: Marriage, a fate worse than death?........

Postby Chaucers Closet » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:01 pm

You mean there's an option other than marriage! I wish someone had told me that before n :devil: :devil:


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Re: Marriage, a fate worse than death?........

Postby Bad Viking » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:06 pm

now now !! where would we be without our better halfs !? :wink: :roll: :sweat: :rock: :* :devil:


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Postby davetmoneyer » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:26 pm

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Re: Marriage, a fate worse than death?........

Postby Bad Viking » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:36 pm

Money can't buy you love !! :D


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Re: Marriage, a fate worse than death?........

Postby IanS » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:45 am

According to the films it can. "$5 love you long time"



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Re: Marriage, a fate worse than death?........

Postby Bad Viking » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:19 am

stick me down for $15 worth ! :devil:


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Re: Marriage, a fate worse than death?........

Postby Grania » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:12 pm

I'm reminded of a line in the BBC's version of 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'

'Lord Madam, marriage ain't a word, it's a sentence!' :lol:


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Re: Marriage, a fate worse than death?........

Postby Mike Garrett » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:24 pm

Bad Viking wrote:Money can't buy you love !! :D


No, but you can hire it for a while.



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Re: Marriage, a fate worse than death?........

Postby Mike Garrett » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:26 pm

Doesn't sound too bad actually.

"Yes I'll marry her, just don't kill me!"

2 weeks later...

"Bye my sweet - off to war I go. I may be sometime..."




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Re: Marriage, a fate worse than death?........

Postby gregory23b » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:02 pm

"Reference?"

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Thanks Brent, I laughed out loud.


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