Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: Women's Alliances in Early Modern England

Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: Women's Alliances in Early Modern England

Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: Women's Alliances in Early Modern England

Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: Women's Alliances in Early Modern England

Synopsis

This collection of sixteen essays considers evidence for the array of women's alliances in early modern England. The inclusions range over a variety of communities--cities, households, and court--and consider classes of women from vagabonds to queens to explore the traces of women's connections. These clear and lively interdisciplinary essays, combining literary and historical methods and materials, are informed by feminism, queer theory, and studies of race in the early modern period.
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