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Marriage was religiously based--as most aspects in life were during this time--so divorce was non-existent.Even broken engagements were looked down upon and sometimes they would even prevent future marriage (40).
In Elizabethan era "marrying the family" really was the case (36).
Couples may even only see each other for the first time during the wedding day itself!
This was rampant among lofty nobility, however people in the lower class would normally arranged the marriage with the children of friends and neighbors.
Elizabethan Era marriage normally takes place through the help of a miniature picture given by the man.
The picture is a symbolism of the traits and looks of the girl he wishes to marry.