Off Market Place
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Oakham Castle :-
The splendid Great Hall of Oakham Castle is one of the finest examples of late 12th century domestic architecture in England.
As civilizations developed, political, military, and economic ties became very important to prominent families and clans. Arranged marriages were a means of cementing ties between families, middle class family businesses, and countries. A man's daughters, who were considered to be his property in those days, provided a means of securing needed alliances with other families. Thus dowries were introduced as a means attracting and securing the most beneficial family alliances possible.