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Manners in the Elizabethan/Shakespearean era

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Lindsey Duran

on 8 January 2013

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By: Lindsey Duran and Julie Alvarez Table Manners Approaching a prince
(for a gentleman) Approaching a prince
(for a lady) Meeting and greeting Marriage was not out of love it was business
They boys would marry as young as 14 and the girls would marry as young as 12
Ceremony was held at a church
The giving of the rings and the vows was introduced during the Elizabethan era
They did not wear traditional wedding clothes they wore their best clothes
Before making an approach, curtsey
When coming close, kiss your own right hand
Kiss the princess's knee and right hand
Princess makes a "stand up" gesture
Typically a man would remove his hat with his right hand and would kiss his left hand
If he has to exchange a gift or if he asks a lady to dance then he can do the same thing vise versa
You need to be careful to not do your gesture Courtship Manners in the Elizabethan era Keep your nails and hands clean
Cut your bread with a knife
Don't stroke cats or dogs at the table
Don't put your elbows on the table
Don't blow on your food
Can't scratch yourself Kiss his hand (always)
Wear specific clothes (your coat needs to be equal length on both sides)
Remove your hat
Keep the king to your right Bibliography
Mian, Natasha. "Marriage Customs in the Elizabethan Era | eHow.com." eHow | How to Videos, Articles & More - Discover the expert in you. | eHow.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Jan. 2013. <http://www.ehow.com/info_8707748_marriage-customs-elizabethan-era.html>.
attractive, this behavior he will not only appear. "Elizabethan Manners." Index of LaTourDuLac.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Jan. 2013. <http://www.latourdulac.com/manners/Eli
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