Examine the acceptability of brother marrying his deceased brother's fiancée.

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Believe it or not, but this is the very same question that led to a major political crisis in England during the sixteenth century. King Henry VIII had married Catherine of Aragon, the widow of his deceased brother Arthur. Later on, when Henry wanted to divorce Catherine and marry Anne Boleyn, he argued that his marriage was invalid, as it was clearly stated in the Bible that a man may not marry his late brother's wife.

Whatever the rights and wrongs of this particular interpretation, it's not relevant to the...

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