The rights of the de facto husband: domestic violence in the landlady-lodger relationship in Victorian society

Much has been stated about the ambiguities existing in the landlady-lodger relationship, with the Victorian landlady acting, in part, as de facto wife. Yet, while the sexual aspect of such a relationship has been widely discussed, other “rights” of the lodger in terms of his status as de facto husband have been overlooked. Addressing this,Continue reading “The rights of the de facto husband: domestic violence in the landlady-lodger relationship in Victorian society”