‘Getting herself abducted’? No….

Geplaatst Geplaatst in Honour Blog

Several Dutch elopement stories recently published suggest that the young woman would ‘let herself be taken away’ by her lover. Both early modern elopements and abductions are in Dutch called schaking. Elopements were done with the help and consent of the young lady, abductions took place without her consent and thus violently. Nevertheless, the Dutch […]