Marriage dating customs elizabethan era
There were no careers for women - and women and there were no schools for girls, so the majority were illiterate.
Family and Home life depended on the skills of the women in relation to good house keeping and the health of the family was determined by the ability of Elizabethan women to produce medicines from the herbs available to them.
Disobedience was seen as a crime against their religion.
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The Elizabethan family life for men was one of power.
The men made the decisions and the women were expected to obey them.
Also if her husband was away the woman usually ran the estate.