Dating and marriage in the elizabethan era Newsex dating chat
With the arrival of Valentine’s Day, it’s absolutely natural to think fondly on the romantic days of yore, when Elizabethan couples looked soulfully into each others’ eyes and danced into the sunset. You didn’t marry for love, you married for social standing and to legitimize your children.
Women who didn't marry were considered witches by their neighbors, and for lower class women, the only alternative was a life of servitude to wealthier families. While the husbands received the marriage portion from their wives, marriage allowed a woman to maintain a certain status even if she became a widow.Who knows–maybe they’ll be practiced five hundred years from now as well.