Women in Early Modern England, 1550-1720

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List of Illustrations
1. Mary Beale, self-portrait, c.1675

Courtesy of St Edmundsbury Borough Council ( Manor House Museum, Bury St Edmunds) 7

2. Young woman in a cart

P. Scarron, Comical Romance ( 1672). Special Collections, Mills Memorial Library, McMaster University8

3. Mary Frith, alias Mall Cutpurse, from a rare print prefixed to her life Collection of Sara Mendelson22
4. 'My Wife will be my Master; Or, the Married-Mans Complaint against his Unruly Wife', c.1640

The Roxburghe Ballads, ed. W. Chappell and J. Ebsworth, 9 vols. in 8 ( London and Hertford, 1966-99), vii. 18863

5. Anne Bidlestone punished with the scold's bridle

Ralph Gardiner, Englands Grievance Discovered ( 1655), 110, The Folger Shakespeare Library70

6. The Whore of Babylon

The Roxburghe Ballads, ed. W. Chappell and J. Ebsworth, 9 vols. in 8 ( London and Hertford, 1966-99), iii. 7273

7. 'The Seven Ages of Man'

J. A. Comenius, Orbis Sensualium Pictus ( 3rd edn. 1672), 76, Bodleian Library, Oxford76

8. 'The Description of Womans Age'

Thomas Tusser's verse transcribed by Thomas Trevelyan into his pictorial commonplace book, Folger MS V. b. 232, fo. 19v, The Folger Shakespeare Library77

9. 'Long Threed Laces Long & Strong'

M Laroon, Cryes of the City of London ( 1711), pl. 48, The Folger Shakespeare Library93

10. Susan Gill, maidservant of the Beale family Charles Beale's '3rd Book 1680', British Museum95
11. Formal courtship

Pepys Ballads, iii. 255, The Pepys library, Magdalene College, Cambridge109

12. Informal courtship

Pepys Ballads, iii. 280, The Pepys Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge117

13. Marriage

Pepys Ballads, i. 489, The Pepys library, Magdalene College, Cambridge127

14. Wedding chamber

Pepys Ballads, ii. 44, The Pepys Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge130

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Contents xi
  • List of Illustrations xiii
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • Note Concerning Dates and Spellings xviii
  • Glossary of Terms xviii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Contexts 15
  • 2 - Childhood and Adolescence 75
  • 3 - Adult Life 124
  • Conclusions 200
  • 4 - Female Culture 202
  • Conclusions 255
  • 5 - The Makeshift Economy of Poor Women 256
  • Conclusions 298
  • 6 - Occupational Identities and Social Roles 301
  • 7 - Politics 345
  • Conclusions 428
  • Epilogue 431
  • Select Bibliography 437
  • Index 467
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