Life Cycles in England, 1560-1720: Cradle to Grave

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CONTENTS
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1 The biblical account of Creation 153
2 Baptism 154
3 The churching of women 155
4 The Homilies 157
5 The Pilgrim's Progress159
6 The parish register 163
7 Wills 166
8 Inventories 170
9 Apprenticeship indentures 175
10 The crime of petty treason 178
11 Advice to the country housewife of the sixteenth century 179
12 The duties of husbands and wives, parents and children, masters and servants 180
13 The arguments for maternal breastfeeding 189
14 Advice to the seventeenth-century housewife 191
15 Advice to the head of a modest seventeenth-century household 193
16 A gallery of good children 195
17 Advice on educating sons (designed for the upper ranks of society) 197
18 The mercenary aspect of choosing a bride 200
19 Witchcraft beliefs and witchcraft trials 201
20 Almanacs 210
21 Jest books 212
22 Penny merriments 217
23 Reckoning 219
24 Teaching yourself French 221
25 The medical uses of English herbs 222
26 Observations of the natural world in the 1660s 224
27 Memorial inscriptions 227
28 The Sondes murder 232

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • Part One - Life Cycles in England 1560-1720 1
  • Part One Contents 3
  • Chapter 1 - Worlds of Difference 5
  • Chapter 2 - 'Live to Die' 24
  • Chapter 3 - Conception, Birth, Infancy 47
  • Chapter 4 - Childhood 57
  • Chapter 5 - Youth 73
  • Chapter 6 - Love and the Business of Marriage 93
  • Chapter 7 - Householders 111
  • Chapter 8 - Old Age 133
  • Part Two - Dossier of Illustrative Texts 147
  • Part Two Contents 149
  • Introduction 151
  • Exhibit 1 - The Biblical Account of Creation 153
  • Part Three - Dossier of Illustrative Images 241
  • Part Three Contents 243
  • Index 304
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