This blog follows nicely my last review. Jenna Jaxon talks about her next book AND discusses an interesting topic–wedding traditions during the Medieval Times. Thank you Ella Quinn and Jenna Jaxon for giving me a chance to reblog.
Please welcome my guest author, Jenna Jaxon, who is going to talk about her latest release, and Medieval Wedding Customs. She is also giving away a copy of her book!
Marriage during the Middle Ages had many of the traditions we normally associate with marriage today: the bride receiving a ring, a feast after the ceremony to celebrate, the words in the ceremony themselves have scarcely changed in 700 years.
There were, however, quite a few wedding customs that we have not followed through the years.
First is the age at which people married. During medieval times the age of consent for girls was 12 years old. For boys it was 14. (Remember, Romeo was only 16 and Juliet 13!)
The another custom is the arranged marriage. Most medieval marriages were arranged by the bride and groom’s parents and was made to increase wealth and social position and neither child…
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