three marriage and betrothal customs of Elizabethan England
first, the signining of the marriage contract, if there is one. also, they will exchange vows. lastly, there can be a procession to or from the church.
what is a dowry?
complemented by a trousseau of linens and household wares. is a sizeable chunk of assets. usually partly cash and credits and partly in goods and sometimes real estate, that build the foundation for the new unit of economy. the dowry is contributed by the bride's side and the distribution of possessions after death.
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how is the intentions to marry announce? what happens if it is not announced previous to the event?
the "bans" were asked in the parish church on three successsive sundays. the banns were a form of marriage announcemnt; provide an oppurtunity for poeple to reveal any impediments to the marriage. the marriage would be called off if it was not announced previous to the day.
explain how important is a wedding ring to the Elizabethans?
the ring ceremony initiated the symbolic transfer the women out of her natal family and her incorporation into her mariatal one.
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