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By Susan Kingsley Kent

Gender and tool in Britain is an unique and interesting background of england from the early smooth interval to the current concentrating on the interplay of gender and gear in political, social, cultural and fiscal existence. utilizing a chronological framework, the booklet examines: * the jobs, duties and identities of guys and girls * how energy relationships have been demonstrated inside of a number of gender structures * how men and women reacted to the associations, legislation, customs, ideals and practices that constituted their a number of worlds * type, racial and ethnic issues * the function of empire within the improvement of British associations and identities * the civil warfare * 20th century suffrage * the realm wars * industrialisation * Victorian morality.

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79–91. 7 Quoted in Sara Heller Mendelsohn and Patricia Crawford, Women in Early Modern England, 1550–1720 (Oxford, 1998), p. 400. 8 Quoted in Mary O’Dowd, “Women and war in Ireland in the 1640s,” in Margaret MacCurtain and Mary O’Dowd, eds, Women in Early Modern Ireland (Edinburgh, 1991), p. 95. 9 Quoted in O’Dowd, “Women and war in Ireland,” p. 93. 1 0 Quoted in Mendelsohn and Crawford, Women in Early Modern England, p. 394. 24 The seventeenth century 1 1 Quoted in Phyllis Mack, Visionary Women: Ecstatic Prophecy in Seventeenth-Century England (Berkeley 1992), p.

In Ireland, Lady Bellew of Castletown and a Mrs May apparently gave out information to enemy forces. ”8 Many defended their homes and estates while their husbands fought. In Ireland, Lady Forbes defended against a siege of Castle Forbes for nine months and gave shelter to some 200 local protestants. Lady Elizabeth Dowdall described how she defended her castle in County Limerick against Irish troops by hiring and training her own soldiers. ”9 Lady Blanche Arundell survived a weeks-long siege of Wardour Castle in England by parliamentary troops, as did Brilliana Harley at Brampton Bryan and the Countess of Derby at Lathom House.

New York, 1994. Alan MacFarlane, The Family Life of Ralph Josselin, A Seventeenth-Century Clergyman. New York, 1977. Phyllis Mack, “The prophet and her audience: Gender and knowledge in the world turned upside down,” in Geoff Eley and William Hunt, eds, Reviving the English Revolution: Reflections and Elaborations on the Work of Christopher Hill. London, 1988. ——, Visionary Women: Ecstatic Prophecy in Seventeenth-Century England. Berkeley, 1992. Sara Heller Mendelsohn, The Mental World of Stuart Women.

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