Wives and Daughters: The Women of Sixteenth Century England
Sixteenth century England was scarcely a paradise for anyone by modern standards, and women in particular had few rights. At birth their fate was in the hands of their fathers and after marriage everything they had belonged to their husbands. Yet in large numbers sixteenth century women managed to work around these disadvantages and achieve personal success, even personal wealth.
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1st Baron 1st Earl 2nd Baron 2nd Earl 3rd Baron 3rd Earl 4th Baron 4th Earl A. L. Rowse AGNES ALICE ANN STANHOPE Anne Boleyn Anthony Arundel BLOUNT BOURCHIER BRANDON BRIDGET BRYDGES CATHERINE CAREY Catherine Howard Catherine of Aragon CATHERINE WILLOUGHBY CECIL CHAMPERNOWNE CLIFFORD COOKE COUNTESS COUNTESS OF SUSSEX Court d/o Sir DACRE Darcy daughter of Sir death DEVEREUX died DOROTHY DUCHESS Dudley Duke Edmund ELEANOR ELIZABETH BLOUNT ELIZABETH BROOKE ELIZABETH GREY Elizabeth Tudor ELIZABETH-see England Essex FITZGERALD FRANCES HOWARD FRANCES WALSINGHAM George Guildford HARINGTON HASTINGS Holbein husband HUSSEY JANE JOAN KNOLLYS KNYVETT KYTSON LADY LADY-Baron LADY-see Lord maid of honor MARGARET marriage married Sir MARY SIDNEY Mary Tudor MARY-see mother NEVILLE Norfolk Parr portrait Russell Scrope Seymour Sir Edward Sir Henry Sir John Sir Richard Sir Thomas Sir William sister Somerset SPENCER Stanley Stourton Suffolk TALBOT THROCKMORTON URSULA VAUX VERE Viscount WENTWORTH wife Willoughby Zouche