Marriage statistics indicate that the mean marriage age for the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras was higher than many people realize.
Data taken from birthdates of women and marriage certificates reveals mean marriage ages to have been as follows: The marriage age of men was probably the same or a bit older than that of women.
Children of noble birth ran a great risk if they tried to marry without the approval of their parents, since they would be left without resources.
Elizabethan women had very little choice in husbands.
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This particular Elizabethan custom usually applied to the nobility - two famous examples of the tradition of arranged marriage were between the tragic Lady Jane Grey and Guildford Dudley and King Henry VIII and his fourth wife Anne of Cleves.
An Elizabethan Wedding Custom for the wealthy was to present a miniature picture to the man to give some indication of what his prospective wife might look like.