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Special Licences in Regency Era

March 18, 2018

Special Licences In the Regency Era.

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In 1753, the Hardwick Marriage Act passed, and Georgian couples in England and Wales could choose among three ways to marry: with the reading of the banns, by a common (sometimes referred to as an “ordinary”) licence, and by special licence.

Marriage requirements in England according to Hardwicke’s Marriage Act of 1753–

  1. a couple needed a license and the reading of the banns to marry
  2. parental consent if either was under the age of 21
  3. the ceremony must take place within a public chapel or church by authorized clergy
  4. the marriage must be performed between 8am and noon before witnesses
  5. the marriage had to be recorded in the marriage register with the signatures of both parties, the witnesses, and the minister.

Banns had been in use since the 1200s. An actual reading of the banns took place at the parish church over three consecutive Sundays (a minimum of 15 days…

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Scammers Break The Kindle Store

July 16, 2017

David Gaughran

On Friday, a book jumped to the #1 spot on Amazon, out of nowhere; it quickly became obvious that the author had used a clickfarm to gatecrash the charts.

The Kindle Store is officially broken.

This is not the first time this has happened and Amazon’s continued inaction is increasingly baffling. Last Sunday, a clickfarmed title also hit #1 in the Kindle Store. And Amazon took no action.

Over the last six weeks, one particularly brazen author has put four separate titles in the Top 10, and Amazon did nothing whatsoever. There are many such examples.

I wrote at the start of June about how scammers were taking over Amazon’s free charts. That post led to a phone conversation with KDP’s Executive Customer Relations.

Repeated assurances were given that the entire leadership team at Amazon was taking the scammer problem very seriously indeed. But it was also stressed that the…

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Pens Against Piracy

July 15, 2017

Make sure your books are not listed on piracy websites for free download.

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July 9, 2017

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Amazon Has A Fake Book Problem

June 4, 2017

David Gaughran

Fake books – powered by clickfarms – are gatecrashing Amazon’s charts. And despite being aware of the issue for well over a year, Amazon has failed to resolve it.

If you look at the Kindle Store Best Seller charts right now, and click over to Free Books, you will see that the Top 20 currently has five suspicious-looking titles.

None of them have reviews. All were published in the last week. They have no Also Boughts – meaning they have had very few sales. Each of these titles are around 2,500 pages long, seem to have duplicated content, and are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

What is going on here?

For over fifteen months now, scammers have been raiding the Kindle Unlimited pot using a well-worn trick. They usually pilfer the content first of all – often by stealing an author’s original work and running it through a synonymizer – and…

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June 2, 2017

Costochondritis is literally a pain in the neck, and the chest, and ribs, and ….
Plus, it makes it really hard to work out what your chest pain is. Costo? Heart Attack? So if you see me rubbing my chest all the time, ignore me. Just inflamed rib cartilage.


There is a symptom of Fibromyalgia (FM) that is rarely talked about, yet is very prevalent among sufferers and quite scary at the first onset.  It is called Costochondritis.

It is a chest pain that can be sharp and jabbing.  It can easily be mistaken for heart problems including heart attack and stroke.  Actually it is the cartilage between the ribs and the chest bone becoming inflamed and sore.  You will probably find it hard to move your upper body without the sharp pain in your chest.  It takes you off guard. Costochondritis affects about 70% of FM sufferers.  The pain can last for days or even months, and can reappear at anytime.


Symptoms of Costochondritis

  • sharp, stabbing pain in the front of the chest
  • ribs that are sore to the touch
  • pain on the left or right side of the chest
  • upper chest pains
  • burning pain in the…

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10 Useful WordPress Tips for Beginning Writers

May 15, 2017

10 Useful WordPress Tips for Beginning Writers


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