Wretched girls, wretched boys and the European Marriage Pattern in England (c. 1250–1350)

@article{Bennett2019WretchedGW,
  title={Wretched girls, wretched boys and the European Marriage Pattern in England (c. 1250–1350)},
  author={J. Bennett},
  journal={Continuity and Change},
  year={2019},
  volume={34},
  pages={315 - 347}
}
  • J. Bennett
  • Published 2019
  • History
  • Continuity and Change
Abstract Following on from ‘Married and not: Weston's grown children in 1268–1269’, this article places the Lincolnshire village of Weston within a realm-wide context to demonstrate that, as the rural economy stumbled after c. 1250, many young women and men either delayed marriage or could not marry at all. The European Marriage Pattern (late marriage for some and no marriage for others) can be discerned in England long before the socio-economic adjustments that followed the Black Death, and it… Expand
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