More Danico

The Danish Way.

This legal expression which designates a type of marriage was mainly used in Northern Europe during the Middle Ages. It was opposed by the Christian church who promoted the More Christiano type of wedding. Several Norman Dukes married More Danico which supposedly involved a handfasting ceremony. Among them, William the Conqueror’s parents, Robert the Magnificent¬† and Herleva, were married this way.

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