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

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INDEX
This is primarily an index of topics, but it also collates scattered information on people and places. People are indexed if they are authors or well known, or are mentioned more than once; placenames are indexed by pre-1974 county, apart from London, Edinburgh and country houses. Page numbers in italic type indicate illustrations and their captions.
a
abortion 186
accidents 26, 63 -4
Adam and Eve 11, 153, 182, 225 ;
Adam 31, 57, 161 -2
advice 37, 48, 179, 191 -5
age 68, 73, 133 ;
apprenticeship 83 ;
coming of 93, 167 ;
life expectancy 55, 134 -8;
marriage 95 -6;
old age 133 -45;
pregnancy 47 ;
starting school 67
agriculture 88, 124, 125 ;
farm workers 71, 85, 88 ;
fertiliser 64
alehouses 79, 95, 120, 123, 131, 176 ;
see also inns and taverns
almanacs 210 -12
alphabet:
24 letters 69, 270 -1;
learning 199, 270
anatomy 266 -7;
dissections 29, 30, 35
angels 10, 11, 158, 196
Angier, John (b. 1604/5) 94, 108, 119 ;
son-in- law Oliver Heywood 94, 108, 118 -19
animals see natural history
Anne, Queen (b. 1665) 12, 47
apprenticeship 67, 72, 76, 82, 88, 116, 167, 237 ;
indentures 83, 175 -7;
premium 82 -3
arithmetic 70, 74, 88, 219 -21;
teaching cards 271, 288 -9
arms, coats of 9, 262, 290 -1
art 121, 124 ;
portraits 13, 14, 38, 268, 274 -5;
silhouette 272 -3;
to be read viii, 13, 14
Arundel, Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of 41, 125, 135
astrology 15, 30, 48, 53, 222 ;
almanacs 210 -12
Aubrey, John (raconteur, b. 1626) 9, 15, 16, 38, 76, 80, 133 ;
life of Hobbes 166 -7

b
babies see infancy
Bacon, Sir Francis (b. 1561) 215, 224, 296
Balderton Hall 117 -18
baptism 53, 154, 254 -5;
records 163 -5;
varying practice 26, 126, 133
baths see sanitary arrangements
Baxter, Richard (b. 1615) 97, 193 ;
Poor Man's Family Book151, 193 -5
beating see punishment, corporal
bedding 15, 39, 126
Bedlam (Bethlehem Hospital) 112
beds, sharing 130 -1
beggars 7, 26, 40, 143, 145, 196
behaviour 119, 198 -9;
gentry 290 -3;
manners 197 ;
spouses 185 ;
youth 74 -5
beliefs see Catholicism;
dissenters;
folk traditions;
Protestantism;
religion and beliefs
Bell, Susannah, Legacy to her Mourning Children31
benefactions 77, 120, 236, 246 -7;
almshouses 44, 144 ;
educational 42, 80, 276 -7
Bennett, Christopher, Health's Improvement138
Berkshire 127
Bess of Hardwick (Countess of Shrewsbury) 142
Best, Henry (agriculturist) 71, 109, 127
betrothal 106, 108
Bible 9, 68, 134, 187 ;
basis of knowledge 10, 11, 49 ;
basis of law 88, 133 ;
cited as example 134 ;
Cain and Abel 236 ,
children's play 207 ,
David and Absalom 233 ,
education 272 ,
Job 236, 239 ,
prodigal son 74, 76, 235 ,
sexual licence 48, 237 ;
Creation 10, 153, 202 ;
language echoed 52, 77 ;
Psalms 155 -7;
in shorthand 286 -7
Bibliotheca Pepsyiana 169 -70
Birch, Jane (Pepys' maid) 75, 89, 129
Birch, Wayneman (Pepys' footboy) 19, 75, 79
birth see childbirth;
class
Blundell, Elizabeth and Nicholas (b. 1669) 48, 70, 89, 90 ;
daughters 66, 70, 87 -8
Blundell, William (b. 1620) 134
Bodley, Thomas (b. 1545) 42 -3
Book of Common Prayer see Prayer
bookbinding 42
Boreman, Robert 232, 235 ;
Death of Freeman Sondes232 -6
box clubs 39
Boyer, Abel (b. 1616) 214 ;
Compleat French Master221 -2;
Wise and Ingenious Companion151, 212, 214 -16
Boyle, Richard, 1st Earl of Cork (b. 1566) 99, 100 ;
daughter Mary (b. 1625) 49, 50, 100 ;
son Robert 224, 256
Bragge, Francis, Witchcraft practised by Jane Wenham208 -9

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Table of contents

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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