Silvia Moreno-Garcia | Middle Ages
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I have discussed marriage in several contexts, particularly in the Middle Ages, in several recent posts. Here are my previous posts. Please read them all before reading this one:The Problem With Juliet More Thoughts on Marriage Jewish Medieval MarriagesI also recommend that you check out "Ripe to...

Some more stuff on marriages in the Middle Ages.I wrote two previous posts, which you can find here and here.And here's a table with some data.Some quotes:“Marriages in the early Middle Ages seem closely to resemble the barbarian model described by Tacitus. Men and women...

Question: When was a girl in Medieval England a spinster? What about Regency England? And Victorian England?Last time I discussed European marriage customs (women were more likely to be married in their late teens or early twenties) in Medieval Europe. Somebody asked me about spinsters....

Argument: Early teenage sex and marriage were common in Medieval Europe, as in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet where the heroine is 13 going on 14. Fictional portrayals, such as Game of Thrones, also give us an accurate glimpse at what sexual and marriage customs might...