Women's Worlds in England, 1580-1720
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Women's Worlds in England, 1580-1720 by Patricia Crawford
Book DescriptionWomens Worlds in England presents a unique collection of source materials on womens lives in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. The book introduces a wonderfully diverse group of women and a series of voices that have rarely been heard in history, from Deborah Brackley, a poor Devon servant, to Katharine Whitstone, Oliver Cromwells sister, and Queen Anne. Drawing on unpublished, archival materials, Womens Worlds explores the everyday lives of ordinary early modern women, including their: * experiences of work, sex, marriage and motherhood * beliefs and spirituality * political activities * relationships * mental worlds In a time when few women could write, this book reveals the multitude of ways in which their voices and experiences leave traces in the written record, and deepens and challenges our understanding of womens lives in the past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415156387
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Patricia Crawford
Parents of Poor Children in England 1580-1800, Hardback (February 2010)
The first sustained study of the mothers and fathers of poor children in early modern England, drawing upon a wide range of archival material, including quarter session records, petitions for assistance, applications for places in the London Foundling Hospital, and evidence from criminal trials in London's Old Bailey.
Women in Early Modern England 1550-1720, Paperback (October 1999)» View all books by Patricia Crawford
What was life like for women in Tudor and Stuart England? An account of their daily experiences using first-hand sources such as diaries, letters and household accounts. The book focuses on ordinary women, poor and wealthy, and looks at female friendships, gender stereotypes and the roles of women in political and religious movements of the time.
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