Courtship In Elizabethan England


Courtship refers a male and female dating before engagement or marriage. In Elizabethan Era(1558-1603) courtship was not very popular among the middle class and upper-class. Courtship also occurred in the lower class but wasn't very common. Many marriages during this time period were set up by the parents of the Bride/Groom. The woman and man would marry the same person in their social class and didn't allow the male or female the right to look for his/her true love. Courtship in the Elizabethan Era courtship wasn't popular. Very few people were allowed to go out and look for their future wife/husband. Courtship allowed some people of this time to see if things would work out and if they were meant to be before that made one of the biggest commitments of their life, by getting married. This allowed them to get to know each other better before they got married.
Frolocking and Courtship are not the same thing. During the dating process there are no strings attached and you have free reign. On the other hand courtship is much different, it allows a time period for them to get to know each other before they become married. After a period of time, the couple have the option to decide whether or not they want to wed.

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