Women in Early Britain, 1450-1640

Women in Early Britain, 1450-1640

by Christine Peters
     
 

The history of women in Wales and Scotland is in a thriving infancy compared to England. This book draws on this work to examine the significance of contrasting social, economic and religious conditions in shaping the lives of women in Britain. Although gender assumptions were broadly similar, female experience varied. Changes in clanship and inheritance, the

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The history of women in Wales and Scotland is in a thriving infancy compared to England. This book draws on this work to examine the significance of contrasting social, economic and religious conditions in shaping the lives of women in Britain. Although gender assumptions were broadly similar, female experience varied. Changes in clanship and inheritance, the employment of single women, the punishment of pregnant brides and scolds, the introduction of Protestantism, and the fusion of fairy beliefs with ideas of demonological witchcraft all contributed to the diversity of women's lives in Britain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333633595
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/17/2004
Series:
Social History in Perspective Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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