1. Anderson, Michael. Approaches to the History of the Western Family, 1500-1914. London: Macmillan, 1980.
  2. Bell, Ilona.. Elizabethan Women and the Poetry of Courtship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  3. Boose, Lynda E. "The Father and the Bride in Shakespeare." PMLA 97 (1982): 325-47.
  4. Brooke, Christopher N. L. The Medieval Idea of Marriage. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988.
  5. Carlson, Eric Josef.. Marriage and the English Reformation. Cambridge, Mass: Blackwell Pub., 1994.
  6. Clark, Cumberland. Shakespeare and Home Life. London: Williams & Norgate Ltd., 1935.
  7. Cook, Ann Jennalie. "The Mode of Marriage in Shakespeare's England." Southern Humanities Review 2 (1977): 126-32.
  8. Cook, Ann Jennalie. "Wooing and Wedding: Shakespeare's Dramatic Distortion of the Customs of His Time." Shakespeare's Art from a Comparative Aspect. Ed. Wendell M. Aycock. Lubbock: Texas Tech Press, 1981.
  9. Emmison, F.G. Elizabethan Life: Morals and the Church Courts. Chelmsford: Essex County Council, 1973.
  10. Frye, Roland M. "The Teachings of Classical Puritanism on Conjugal Love." Studies in the Renaissance 2 (1955): 148-59.
  11. Furnivall, F. J, ed. Child Marriages, Divorces, and Ratifications, Etc., in the Diocese of Chester, 1561-6. London: E.E.T.S, 1897.
  12. Haller, William, and Malleville. "The Puritan Art of Love." Huntington Library Quarterly 5 (1942): 235-72.
  13. Ingram, Martin. Church Courts, Sex, and Marriage in England, 1570-1640. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
  14. Klein, Joan Larsen. Daughters, Wives, and Widows: Writings by Men About Women and Marriage in England,1500-1640. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.
  15. Laslett, Peter. Family Life and Illicit Love in Earlier Generations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977.
  16. MacDonald, Michael. Bibliography on the Family from the Fields of Theology and Philosophy. Ottawa: Vanier Institute of the Family, 1964.
  17. McSheffrey, Shannon, ed. Love and Marriage in Late Medieval London. Kalamazoo, Mich: Medieval Institute Publications, 1995.
  18. Meader, William Granville. Courtship in Shakespeare: Its Relation to the Tradition of Courtly Love. New York: King's Crown Press, Columbia University, 1954.
  19. Powell, Chilton Latham. English Domestic Relations, 1487-1653. New York: Columbia University Press, 1917.
  20. Quaife, G. R. Wanton Wenches and Wayward Wives: Peasants and Illicit Sex in Early Seventeenth Century England. London: Croom Helm, 1979.
  21. Rowse, A.L.. Simon Forman: Sex and Society in Shakespeare's Age. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1974.
  22. Schanzer, Ernest. "The Marriage-Contracts in Measure for Measure." Shakespeare Survey 13 (1960).
  23. Stenton, Doris. "On the 'Homily on Matrimony'." Women: From the Greeks to the French Revolution. Ed. Susan G Bell. Belmont: Wadsworth, 1973. 218-20.
  24. Stone, Lawrence. The Family, Sex and Marriage in England, 1500-1800. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977.
  25. Walker, Sue Sheridan.. Wife and Widow in Medieval England. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.