Crime, Gender and Social Order in Early Modern England

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 27, 2008 - History - 332 pages
Garthine Walker reveals that women were not treated leniently by the courts and that beliefs about gender and order impacted on real legal outcomes in early modern England. She demonstrates that the household role had as much to do with the nature of criminality as the individual in this period. Challenging hitherto accepted views regarding gender stereotyping, this book illuminates the complexities of everyday English life in the early modern period.

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Garthine Walker is Lecturer in History, School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University.

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