Women's Lives in the Tudor Era
Imprint: Pen and Sword History
248 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in, 30 mono illustrations
- April 2024
As daughters, mothers and wives they were expected to be obedient to the man of the household, but how effective would those households be without the influence of women?
Many opportunities including much formal education and professions were closed to women, their early years spent imitating their mothers before learning to run a household in preparation for marriage. Once married their responsibilities would vary greatly according to their social status and rank. Widowhood left some in vulnerable conditions while for others it enabled them to make a life for themselves and become independent in a largely patriarchal society.
Women’s Lives in the Tudor Era aims to look at the roles of women across all backgrounds and how expectations of them differed during the various stages of life.