Marriage and dating middle ages
In England, the Council of Westminster issued a decree in 1976 that prohibited fathers and males in general from giving out their daughters and female family members for marriage without the blessings of a priest.Later the council also declared that marriage should be open and not done in secret as was customary.The male was considered eligible for marriage at age 14 and the lady at age 12.
Although marriages in the middle ages allowed for separation, there was no provision for official divorce.
Weddings in the middle ages formed the groundwork for most of the modern wedding customs and traditions.
Noble women typically married when they got to the age of 24 or older, compared to peasants who married at a younger age of 12 years.
Troubadours or migrating poets told these love stories as they travelled between villages.
Scribes, aristocrats, musicians and even the clergy then recorded the poems.
However, marriages between close relatives could be annulled.