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Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England

Amy M. Froide

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270606
eISBN:
9780191710216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270606.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book presents original research on women who never married in early modern England. It reintroduces us to the category of marital status and to the significant ways it shaped the life ... More


Knowing Their Place: Domestic Service in Twentieth-Century Britain

Lucy Delap

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199572946
eISBN:
9780191728846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572946.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book tells the story of lives and labour within twentieth-century British homes. From great houses to suburbs and slums, it charts the interactions of servants and employers and the intense ... More


Maids in the Televisual City:: Competing Tales of Post-Socialist Modernity

Wanning Sun

in TV Drama in China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099401
eISBN:
9789882207646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099401.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter is concerned with public representations of private lives as they unfold in the urban family. Using the maid as a point of entry to modern family life in the city, it argues that ... More


Beyond Ophelia: The Anatomy of Female Melancholy

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

It is often claimed that whereas male lovesickness is classified as a form of melancholy—a malady associated with creativity, interiority, and intellect—the female version is considered a disorder of ... More


Young Women, Work, and Family in England 1918-1950

Selina Todd

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282753
eISBN:
9780191712494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282753.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book gives an account of young women's lives, challenges, and existing assumptions about working class life and womanhood in England between the end of the First World War and the beginning of ... More


Introduction

Amy M. Froide

in Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270606
eISBN:
9780191710216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270606.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter asks and answers the question: why study singlewomen from the past? The aim of this book, it states, is to reintroduce marital status as a category of difference, and look ... More


Spinsters, Superannuated Virgins, and Old Maids: Representations of Singlewomen

Amy M. Froide

in Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270606
eISBN:
9780191710216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270606.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter traces the emergence of the negative stereotypes of the spinster and the old maid. Examining various genres of literature from the Middle Ages to the 18th century, it focuses on three ... More


Mirth and Licence: Moll at the Bankside and Moll in Cheapside

SWAPAN CHAKRAVORTY

in Society and Politics in the Plays of Thomas Middleton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182665
eISBN:
9780191673856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182665.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Seven years after 1 Whore, Thomas Middleton worked with Dekker on Roaring Girl (1611), another play for the Prince’s Men. The plot reworks some of ... More


‘I have made his glory mine’: Women and the Nation in the Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood

Stephanie L. Barczewski

in Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207283
eISBN:
9780191677618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207283.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the role of female characters in the two legends, and the implications which this had regarding the inclusion of women in the contemporary British state. In particular, it looks ... More


Maid of Honour 1673–1678

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Reinforced by her possession of self-assurance and good looks, Sarah's interest shifted away from her improvident family towards, instead, to issues of the Court which concerned much of the nation's ... More


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