The Disturbing Practice Where British Husbands Sold Their Wives

At market like merchandise, instead of divorce

An 1820 English caricature of a wife sale —image courtesy of Wikimedia

The practice of selling wives dates back to the early 1300s in Britain. The way men led the women's auction was the same as how animals were treated.

A man would place a halter around the woman’s neck or her waist. In some cases, children were offered as…

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