Dating marriage elizabethan times

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It was thought men and women could do anything and be anything they wanted to be, that their capacity for knowledge was limitless.Thus, noble women, as well as men, were given an impressive education in the classics, mathematics, and all other academic subjects of the day.On average, a woman gave birth to a child every two years, but as a lot of babies and children died from sickness, families were not always large.Childbearing was considered a great honour to women, as children were seen as blessings from God, and Tudor women took great pride in being mothers.Women were not allowed to go to school or to university, but they could be educated at home by private tutors.Elizabeth was tutored by the famous Elizabethan scholar Roger Ascham.

The laws of inheritance meant that fathers were anxious to have a son, but that does not mean that daughters were unloved and unwanted.

Elizabethan society was patriarchal, meaning that men were considered to be the leaders and women their inferiors.

Women were regarded as "the weaker sex", not just in terms of physical strength, but emotionally too.

Even though there was an unmarried woman on the throne in Elizabethan England, the roles of women in society were very limited.

The Elizabethans had very clear expectations of men and women, and in general men were expected to be the breadwinners and women to be housewives and mothers.

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