Campaign for a Bride
17th Century, no. 8
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There were many arranged marriages in the seventeenth century. Barbara's took place when she was still a child. Her husband Ludovick was a supporter of the King, fighting in his armies, and comes to claim her only to find Barbara has fallen in love with a neighbour and wants to have her marriage annulled. Ludovick refuses to free her, and sets about wooing his bride.