It details Andrea's twenty-five year concubinal relationship with Anzola and the brief and unhappy marriage to Cattarina that rendered his pairing with Anzola adulterous.
Many elites were unable to contact marriages that met their affective needs and consequently developed concubinal unions in their stead.
Some concubinal unions, like the one detailed in this article, resembled marriages is almost every way.
(6) Ecclesiastical authorities addressed lay concubinage at the Council of Trent, but did not define the union, reflecting the rather slippery nature of the concubinal union.
Overall, although it is impossible to determine an average duration, it is clear that many concubinal relationships lasted for quite some time.
Moreover, some varieties of the concubinal relationship were clearly not intended to last very long at all.
Concubinal couples had a financial arrangement of some sort.
Concubinal relationships were also characterized by a level of exclusivity.
Most importantly, the individuals in the concubinal relationship did not consider themselves married.
As for power, her family was responsible for most of the pressure applied to the concubinal couple after Cattarina moved back home.
The bishop then promptly ordered the concubinal couple to separate under penalty of excommunication.