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.
This term has many origins from different cultures. In Anglo-Saxon times, the groom had the help of "bridesmen" or "brideknights" to help him capture and/or escort his bride. Later they would make sure that the bride got to the church and to the groom's home afterwards. The women who accompanied and assisted the bride were called "bridesmaids" or "brideswomen".