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Dr,. Andrew J. Finch
History B.A. (Hons); M.A. (Study of Contemporary
Japan); D. Phil.

Undertook research on medieval ecclesiastical court records for D. Phil, and has published a number of articles on the topic of marriage in the Middle Ages. Other publications include articles on contemporary Japanese crime statistics and the Catholic Church in nineteenth-century Korea. Fluent in Japanese. Currently unemployed.

Title: Clandestine Marriage in the Diocese of Rochester during the Mid-fourteenth Century
Abstract: The surviving medieval records of the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Rochester allow an insight into the formation of marriages and the Church’s attempts at regulation. Marriage litigation was similar to that found in other English ecclesiastical jurisdictions. However, the Official was more active than others in pursuing and punishing, through office actions, those who had formed clandestine marriages.
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