Marriage Nathan Gillingham

Betrothal. VERTICAL. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 1 Mar 2017.

What does betrothal mean?

A Betrothal is a formal engagement or wedding.

Name three marriage or betrothal customs of elizabethan england

Boys could marry at age 14 while girls could marry at age 12 with parental permission. Elizabethan marriages were sometimes arranged right after a babies birth with a formal betrothal. The dowry benefited the husband, the dowry gives the husband full control over the wife.

How is the intention to marry announced? what happens if it is not announced previous to the event?

Any marriage must be announced in the church three times, any marriage not- published before hand is considered clandestine and illegal.

What is a dowry?

An amount of money, goods, and property the bride brings to the wedding

Cassone, or dowry chest, Italian, 19th century, at Blickling Hall, Norfolk.. Photo. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 9 Mar 2017.

Explain how important is a wedding ring to the elizabethans

Wearing the wedding ring is not important or sentimental to the Elizabethans.


"Marriage." N.p.: n.p., n.d. World Book Online Reference Center [World Book]. Web.

"Elizabethan Wedding Customs." Elizabethan Wedding Customs. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2017.

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