ABSTRACT

Womens Worlds in England presents a unique collection of source materials on womens lives in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. The book introduces a wonderfully diverse group of women and a series of voices that have rarely been heard in history, Drawing on unpublished, archival materials, the book explores women's:
* experiences of work, sex, marriage and motherhood
* beliefs and spirituality
* political activities
* relationships
* mental worlds.
In a time when few women could write, this book reveals the multitude of ways in which their voices have left traces in the written record, and deepens our understanding of womens lives in the past.

chapter |12 pages

Introduction

chapter 1|28 pages

Bodies

chapter 2|30 pages

Religion, Beliefs, Spirituality

chapter 3|34 pages

work

chapter 4|32 pages

Poverty and Property

chapter 5|26 pages

Sexual Experiences

chapter 6|24 pages

Marriage

chapter 7|28 pages

Maternity

chapter 8|28 pages

Relationships

chapter 9|22 pages

Politics and Protests

chapter 10|24 pages

Mental Worlds