Sunday, June 26, 2011

Question from Alia - Forms of address with no title

In the Tudor period, how would you address a man or woman without a title but still respected? For a woman, could you only use 'mistress', or 'madam' too?


Anonymous said...

I understood it to be 'Goodwife' for a respectable woman

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Goodwife or Goody more of a puritan title? Was it used in Tudor England? I really don't know for certain.

Marilyn R said...

You might find this useful:

(Life in Elizabethan England 37: Forms of Address for Non-Nobles)