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There are many different reasons but some of the most common were:

-to better their chances of finding a suitable husband (many noblemen/wealthy suitors were part of or often visited the king's/queen's court)

-to further their families' interests, particularly by 'bedding' the king or becoming close to the queen and thus becoming bestowed with monetary gifts, land and/or titles

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