Updated: Jan 8, 2019
British wedding traditions were historically known for their strict religious rules and rigid prohibitions. Notwithstanding its past large set of regulations, during the past century, british marriage has managed to loose some limitations as well as strengthen others.
By the early 20th century, the legal age of marriage was 14 for boys and 12 for girls. However, with the imposement of The Age of Marriage Act 1929 the minimal age was lifted to 16 with parental consent. On the same level, in 1987 the legal age of marriage without parental consent was lowered from 21 to 18 years old.
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