The marriage contract included a provision both for the bride's dowry and for a settlement in cash and property by the husband's family.This would guarantee the wife's welfare should her husband die first. In just 23 years, between approximately 15, he is attributed with writing 38 plays, Famous Shakespearean sonnets and 5 other poems.
They were raised to respect and obey their parents.Marriage customs of the Elizabethan Era are not much different from the traditional marriages of today.Like some religions, after the formal betrothal the banns were published (the announcement of the couple's intent to marry.) The minister publicly announced in church asking the gatherers if they might have any objection, and if so, to state so before the formal ceremony.Comparative peace under the Tudor monarchs brought prosperity to England, Wales and Ireland.The wealth of great landowners - the Crown, the aristocracy and the Church - could be poured into building. Although ripples spread to these shores from the revival of classical architecture in Italy, the Tudor style was mainly home-grown.