Marriage signature reveals Charles Dickens was 'nervous' on wedding day

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London, Dec 11 (ANI): A new analysis of marriage signatures of famous authors has shown that Charles Dickens was "nervous" and Oscar Wilde was "uncertain" on their wedding days.

The famous author's writing was scrutinised by graphologist Emma Bache from historic marriage records on the family history site

The study reveals that Dickens was nervous when he signed his name on his marriage certificate as his signature differs significantly from his everyday writing, reports the Telegraph.

A strong right hand slant implies a heightened sense of emotion, while a curled stroke on the 'D' implies showmanship and self-defensiveness.

Wilde's signature on his marriage certificate is of a "floating" nature, suggesting he found it difficult to conform and perhaps had feelings of uncertainty regarding his sexuality.

Just two years after his wedding, he embarked on a well-documented relationship with male journalist Robbie Ross, resulting in the subsequent breakdown of his marriage.

The certificates were uncovered in the London Historical Records, 1500s-1900s collection, which features more than 77 million records, includes details of births, marriages and deaths of a number of famous names.

Signatures of fellow writers William Blake and author HG Wells show that both men had strong convictions, yet while Well's small and compact writing implies he was often introverted, Blake's large and clear letters suggest a more energetic extroverted character.(ANI)

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