35 Swan Street
tel:- 01732 521910 ext 1
fax:- 01732 522898
web address:- www.theswanwestmalling.co.uk
The Swan :-
Set in historic market town West Malling, The Swan offers a sleek modern conversion to a listed fifteenth century coaching inn
Recommended by Photographer:- Dave Cosens
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.