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‘Wrackt Betwixt Hopes and Fears’: Parents’ Emotions

Hannah Newton

in The Sick Child in Early Modern England, 1580-1720

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650491
eISBN:
9780191741647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650491.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores parents’ emotional responses to the pains, sufferings, and deaths of their offspring. Whilst many scholars have investigated parents’ reactions to children’s deaths, few have ... More


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