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What was life like for young girls in the sixteenth century?

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05/04/2008

Mostly hard work, early marriage, and multiple childbirth, with surviving children not guaranteed and frequently unlikely. Surviving childbirth was a problem. Girls were property then. The few young girls who were members of the aristocracy usually had lives of boredom, early marriage, and multiple chilbirth, surviving children not guaranteed and frequently unlikely. Surviving childbirth was just as much a problem as for the poorer girls. They were also property.