English women's voices, 1540-1700 by Charlotte F. Otten

By Charlotte F. Otten

This assortment provides an array of women's non-fiction writings from 1540 to 1700, its concentration being no longer on adult females writing "literature", yet at the real lives of ladies in society, defined of their personal phrases. The extracts are taken from diaries, letters, sermons, pamphlets, formal petitions, health and wellbeing manuals, trial documents, biographies and autobiographies, and the e-book is geared up round topics resembling overall healthiness care, faith, politics, marriage and schooling, adopting an technique that cuts throughout style and chronology. The authors have been careworn through what have been perceived by way of many because the metaphysical, ethical and physiological boundaries of girls, and even supposing a few of the works have been released of their personal day, they have been as a consequence relegated to investigate libraries or microfilm. they're assembled the following with the purpose of contributing to scholarship in literature and heritage classes and in all facets of gender reports.

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Ralph Freke, was pleased to bestow on me for a portion a mortgage on Sir Robert Brook's estate of 500£ a year, near the Green Man in Epping Forest, five miles from London, for 5,664£ or thereabouts, which neither my dear father or myself or any of my five trustees knew anything of till about July the 7so off it was sold. Alderman Forth's,was in danger to be spent by us or lost by him, which a little after, great part was, to the value of fifteen hundred pounds. About the middle of September, Mr.

Alice Thornton 43 Part Two Women Describing Persecution and Life in Prison Introduction 49 Suggested Readings 59 7 The Life, Death, Actions, and Words upon the Scaffold Lady Jane Grey 61 Page viii 8 Report and Plea Anna Trapnel 64 9 Once More a Warning to Thee O England Dorcas Dole 79 10 An Account of the Travels, Sufferings, and Persecutions Barbara Blaugdone 81 Part Three Women Making Political Statements and Petitioning Introduction 85 Suggested Readings 94 11 A True Copy of the Petition Gentlewomen and Tradesmen's Wives 95 12 England's Fall from (the Mystical Babylon) Rome Mary Cary 100 13 The Humble Petition Elizabeth Lilburne 104 14 Love's Name Lives Petitions and Letters Mary Love 105 15 In Pursuit of the King Elizabeth Hooton 110 16 To Oliver Cromwell and His Privy Council Margaret Beck 114 17 The Case Between a Father and His Children Elinor James 122 Part Four Women Writing about Love and Marriage Introduction 127 Suggested Readings 138 18 Letters of Love and Gallantry Written by Ladies 139 19 Autobiography Lady Anne Halkett 141 Page ix 20 Diary Mary Boyle Rich, Countess of Warwick 158 21 The Mothers Blessing Dorothy Leigh 168 Part Five Women Taking Charge of Health Care Introduction 173 Suggested Readings 182 22 A Choice Manuall, or Rare and Select Secrets in Physick Elizabeth Grey, Countess of Kent 184 23 Diary Lady Margaret Hoby 186 24 Autobiography Lady Anne Halkett 190 25 Medicatrix, or The Woman Physician Mary Trye 193 26 The Midwives Book Jane Sharp 197 27 To Dr.

Any assertion of independence on the part of the female could have resulted in further punishment. Since punishment slips rather easily into abuse, it is not surprising to discover that women who were perceived as disobedient could be victimized and their victimization rationalized by both the abuser and the abused. A notorious case of abuse was revealed in a London pamphlet pub- Page 12 lished in 1688. Addressed to "All Married Men and Women" by an anonymous pamphleteer, the details of the abuse and consequent murder are described in a series of couplets.

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