January divorce rush dates back to the middle ages

Frederik Pedersen

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January is a strain for most people. It’s dark and the festive lights don’t disguise this anymore. You’re back at work and the next holiday may be some way off. You’ve just had to spend a large amount of time with your family. This has consequences.

Lawyers have a worse than normal return to work after the Christmas break: they go back to stacks of divorce papers.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2015

Bibliographical note

Frederik Pedersen receives funding from The Carlsberg Foundation in Copenhagen.


  • Marriage
  • Medieval
  • Divorce
  • British history

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