Portland State University. Department of History
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (188 p.)
Housewives -- England -- History -- 16th century, Housewives -- England -- History -- 17th century, England -- Social life and customs -- 16th century, England -- Social life and customs -- 17th century
Women in early modem England were expected to marry, and then to become housewives. Despite the fact that nearly fifty percent of the population was in this position, little is known of the expectations and realities of these English housewives. This thesis examines both the expectations and actual lives of middling sort and gentry women in England between 1500 and 1640.
Botelho, Lynn Ann, "English housewives in theory and practice, 1500-1640" (1991). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4293.