The Tudor housewife

by Alison Sim

Hardcover, 1996




Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire : Montréal ; Buffalo : Sutton Pub. ; McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996.


Beginning with a general introduction that outlines the structure of Tudor society, The Tudor Housewife includes information on religion and marriage, highlighting various religious ceremonies and observances and the arrangement and celebration of marriages; childbirth and raising children, exploring attitudes to childbirth, education, and the religious and moral training of children; household duties, such as washing, cleaning, and preparing food and drink; home remedies, focusing on the medicines available to and the medical knowledge of the housewife; and the role women played in business.

User reviews

LibraryThing member wonderperson
More enlightening History and more clever ladies taking the initiative and walking the talk despite the fact the whole way Society was strutured was against them.
the ones's to be sorry for are those at the lowest rungs of Society who suffered the most poverty, landless mobile peasants (for work) and single independent or widowed women.
A worthwhile book.
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LibraryThing member konallis
Readable, entertaining, well-illustrated overview of the roles open to women in Tudor England. Contains a few obvious factual errors and I wouldn't recommend it as a sole or introductory book on the subject.



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