Henry VII’ 13 year old mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, was born about 1441 or 1443 and celebrated her first wedding on January or February 1444 at one or three years of age.
That was then:
This is now:
We preach against child-marriage abroad. But thousands of American children are wed annually.
Fraidy Reiss is founder and executive director of Unchained At Last, a nonprofit that helps women and girls escape arranged and forced marriages and works to end child marriage in the United States