Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women's Lives 1540 - 1714

Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women's Lives 1540 - 1714

Sara Read


Maids, better halves, Widows is a full of life exploration of the standard lives of girls in early glossy England, from 1540-1740. The ebook uncovers information of the way girls crammed their days, what they beloved to consume and drink, what jobs they held, and the way they raised their youngsters. With chapters dedicated to good looks regimes, style, and literature, the booklet additionally examines the cultural in addition to the household point of early smooth women’s lives. additional, the ebook solutions questions similar to how girls understood and handled their per thirty days sessions and what it was once wish to provide beginning in a time earlier than sleek obstetric care used to be available.

The e-book additionally highlights key moments in women’s heritage reminiscent of the book in 1671, of the 1st midwifery consultant by means of an English girl, Jane Sharp. The turmoil because of the Civil Wars of the 1640s gave upward push to a couple of non secular sects during which ladies participated to a stunning quantity and a few in their tales are incorporated during this ebook. additionally scrutinized are circumstances of infamous criminals equivalent to assassin Sarah Malcolm and self assurance trickster Mary Toft who pretended to provide start to rabbits.

Overall the ebook describes the reports of ladies over a 2 hundred yr interval noting the alterations and continuities of lifestyle in this attention-grabbing period.

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