Portland State University. Department of History
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (131 p.)
Women -- England -- Social conditions, Women -- England -- History, Great Britain -- History -- Tudors (1485-1603), Great Britain -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 16th century
Writing the history of Tudor women is a difficult task. "Women's lives from the 16th century can rarely be constructed except when these women have had influential connections with notable men.This is no less true for the court women of Tudor England than for other women of the time.
The purpose of this thesis is to discuss some of the more memorable court women of Tudor England who served the queens of Henry VIII, Mary I, and Elizabeth I, 2 and to determine what impact, if any, they had on their contemporary times and to evaluate their roles in Tudor history.
Bowles, Carol De Witte, "Women of the Tudor court, 1501-1568" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3874.