Elizabethan dating customs
For example, it was custom for the marriages to be arranged.
Generally, the women would not take part in deciding who they would marry.
As far as records go, there is no sign of any divorces during the Elizabethan times.
Since women were considered to be inferior during these times this could be considered to be a terrible thing.
There really was no difference in this part when it came to the Elizabethans.
Eric Rasmussen explains the complex process of getting married in Shakespeare’s England, and the way this worked for young Will himself.A couple wishing to marry had first to obtain the blessing of the church, either by obtaining a licence to marry, or by having the ‘banns’ read – that is, announcing the couple’s names and their intent to marry – on three successive Sundays from a church pulpits in the home parishes of both parties.