Sunday, March 01, 2015

Question from Sarah - Working class 16th century people

Can anyone recommend a good article or book on working class 16th-century English and Welsh people? Has much research been done in this area?


  1. One book in particular springs to mind: Working Women in English Society, 1300-1620, by Marjorie Keniston McIntosh.

    (Dr McIntosh was my PhD supervisor, and I assisted her with this book by seeking out and selecting the many illustrations, including the clever cover image.)

    Yes, a lot of research has been done in the area of workers of the sixteenth century. So much so that a lot of it will be found by keyword searches using particular occupations or sub-divisions, such as miners, textile workers, immigrant labourers, urban labourers, etc.

  2. Thank you for responding, I'll definitely order the book. I've strruggled to find a book which covers the whole picture of the Tudor common people.


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