The Tudor Housewife
By (author) Alison Sim
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Tudor Housewife by Alison Sim
Book DescriptionThe political and military history of the sixteenth century is well known, and much written about, but what of the thousands of women who have, for the most part, eluded the historian's pen? 'The Tudor Housewife' aims to answer this question, providing a unique and accessible introduction to the everyday life and responsibilities of women from all levels of society in the age of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. With chapters on marriage, childbirth, the upbringing of children, washing and cleaning, food and drink, the housewife as doctor, women and business, and women and religion, Alison Sim reveals how women were expected to manage businesses as well as the household accounts, take extensive personal interest in the moral welfare of their children, administer medicine to their households and act as a helpmeet to their husbands in every aspect of life. This book unveils the powerful position of ordinary women in Tudor society and provides a captivating insight into their lives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750937740
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alison Sim
Life in Tudor Palaces and Houses, Paperback (April 2010)
Includes details of places to visit including many National Trust properties
Pleasures and Pastimes in Tudor England, Paperback (April 2009)
A delightful book detailing the games and ways in which the Tudors amused themselves
Masters and Servants in Tudor England, Paperback (March 2006)
Although life in Tudor was ordered in a strict hierarchy, service was common for all classes, and servants were not necessarily the lowest stratum in society. This book looks at the servant life in the Tudor period. It examines relations between servants and their masters, peering into the bedrooms, kitchens and parlours of the ordinary folk.
Food and Feast in Tudor England, Paperback (April 2005)» View all books by Alison Sim
An overview of Tudor food and eating habits, this title shows that dining habits in the 16th century were not the same as those of the Middle Ages and that Tudor dining, at least for the wealthier section of the population, was much more sophisticated than it is generally given credit for.
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Author Biography - Alison Sim
Alison Sim is a freelance historian specialising in Tudor Housewifery skills. She has been featured on a number of Channel 4 history programmes, including Time Team, and has also written Pleasures and Pastimes in Tudor England for The History Press.
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