How old was Alisoun of Bath when she first married?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The answer to this can be found in The Wife of Bath's Prologue.  She does not exactly come out and say "I got married when I was..." at least she does not in the translation of the book that I have.  But she does imply that she first got married when she was only 12 years old.

She implies this by saying that she has found that marriage is a "misery and a woe."  She says that she has known this since she was 12 years old.  She has been married five times overall.

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