Offering a welcome contrast to the usual collection of strange recipes and bizarre medical distillations often found in books on sixteenth-century women, Alison Sim provides a fascinating overview of the life of Tudor women.
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.
- Softcover: 192 pages
- Language: English
- Illustrations: Colour, Black and White Illustrations
- ISBN-13: 9780750918756
- Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 17.1 x 1.2 cm