Saturday, July 25, 2009

Question from Teja - Treatment of women of various classes

Hi I am doing a history project on Tudor England(particularly Elizabethan times) and need help with a few questions.
Q. To what extent were women treated differently in various classes of society in Tudor England?
Q. How were women/men in lower classes disadvantaged to those in upper classes in the legal system in Tudor England?

I need as much help as possible and any type of helpful would be much appreciated. I'm an Yr 13 student(NZ) and am 17yrs old.

1 comment:

PhD Historian said...

Since yours is a school project, Teja, I am not going to answer the question directly, but will instead give you some suggestions for reading material that will assist you in coming up with your own answer.

Anne Laurence, Women in England 1500–1760: A Social History (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994)

Barbara Harris, English Aristocratic Women, 1450–1550: Marriage and Family, Property and Careers (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Kenneth Charlton, Women, Religion and Education in Early Modern England (London and New York: Routledge, 1999)

Anthony Fletcher, Gender, Sex & Subordination in England 1500–1800 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995)

Jennifer I. Kermode and Garthine Walker, eds., Women, Crime and the Courts in Early Modern England (London: University College, London, 1994)

Retha M Warnicke, Women of the English Renaissance and Reformation (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983)

You can access any of these books at a nearby university library, or perhaps Google Books has some of the older ones available.

Good luck!