Thursday, January 25, 2018

Question from Sarah - Description of wardship

Does anyone know where I could get a good description of what wardship of a child meant in Henry VIII's early reign?

1 comment:

PhD Historian said...

The literature on wardship in England is very extensive. If you have access to a good university library, I would suggest using their online catalog and searching under the simple keyword "wardship." You can then look through the various titles that come up to find one or two that meet whatever aspect of wardship you are trying to research. But wardship is really a massive and complex topic, and your question is unfortunately too non-specific to enable an easy answer here. "What wardship of a child meant" to whom? The child? That child's family? The person holding the warship? The government? At law? In theory, or in practice?