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Marriage History - 16th / 17th Centuries

Marriage, courtship and divorce practices in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, shedding light on the roles and status of women, wives and widows.
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17th Century Marriage Bibliography
Resources useful to studying women's lives in 17th century England.

Astell, Mary: Some Reflections Upon Marriage
Critique of a 1700 essay on marriage which included reflections on inequality and the submission of wives to husbands.

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