Marriage Age in Christian Lands in the Past.

Anne Mowbray, Duchess of Norfolk, was married in 1478 at the age of 5, to Richard of Shrewsbury, the younger of the Princes in the Tower. She died in 1481 aged 8.

Cecile of France (aged 8/9) was married to Tancred, Prince of Galilee (aged 30/31), in late

1106. As he was dying in 1112, Tancred made

Sibylla of Anjou (aged about 11) was married to William Clito (aged 20/21) in 1123.

to Henry the Young King (aged 17) in 1172. They had been betrothed since 1160, when Margaret was about 2 and Henry was 5.

Eleanor of England, daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II of England, married 15-year-old Alfonso VIII of Castile in 1170, when she was about 9 years old.

1396, King Richard II of England, a 29-year-old man, married the 6-year-old Isabella of Valois.

Isabelle of France (1389-1409)

In the United States 1880s, most States had the age of consent set at ages 10 or 12, except for Delaware which lowered it to 7 years of age,

Is this proof that Christianity is evil?

Do Christians have the moral high ground?

The Catholic Church allowed contracts for marriage at 7 years old until the 1917 Code of Canon Law,

So, prior to 1917 could marry a 7-year-old.

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