By Anita Pacheco Arturo Pacheco
This well timed quantity represents one of many first entire, student-oriented publications to the under-published box of early glossy women's writing.
- Brings jointly greater than twenty top foreign students to supply the definitive survey quantity to the sector of early glossy women's writing
- Examines person texts, together with works through Mary Sidney, Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn
- Explores the old context and prevalent range of early glossy women's writing, in addition to the theoretical matters that underpin its research
- Provides a transparent experience of the entire volume of women's contributions to early smooth literary culture
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When Bridget Plantagenet was sent, aged about 7, to the household of Sir Anthony and Lady Jane Windsor, Sir Anthony wrote to her father in 1538: ‘she is very spare and hath need of cherishing, and she shall lack nothing in learning or otherwise that my wife can do for her’ (M. , The Lisle Letters, 1981: V, 219–20). Despite the stereotypical picture of the all-powerful husband and often possibly harsh patriarch, there was in the early modern period a common acceptance of the prime role of the mother as an agent in the education of her children, a role which continued well beyond the period of early infancy.
Elizabeth Livingstone (later Delaval) was also at court aged 18, serving in the Privy Chamber of Queen Catherine, wife of Charles II. Academies for the Daughters of Gentlemen It was during the seventeenth century, however, that a new kind of provision became popular, the ‘academies for the daughters of gentlemen’ (Charlton 1999: 131–41), thus widening the debate as to whether boys should be educated at home by a private 10 Kenneth Charlton tutor or sent away to the increasing number of grammar schools which took in boarders.
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