The Early Modern Commons

Women's Work in Rural England, 1500-1700

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Sickles, Scythes and Slaughter: Images of Work in Books of Hours

13 June 2017

Jane Whittle Late medieval books of hours provide a wealth of attractive illustrations, apparently of ordinary people going about their work across the agricultural year. Conventionally,...

Workers of the Week: ‘Ploughmen go whistling to their toils’

10 March 2017

Mark Hailwood Our ‘Women’s Work’ project is at an exciting juncture: we have just reached the end of the data entry phase and attention now turns to the analysis and...

Recreating Work Activities: A Valuable Visit to the Weald & Downland Museum

7 November 2016

Mark Hailwood On the 8th and 9th of September (2016) our whole project team headed over to Sussex to participate in a ‘Knowledge Exchange Workshop’ with the Weald &...

Workers of the Week: Family Fortunes

10 August 2016

Mark Hailwood For the Women’s Work project this summer is shaping up to be the ‘summer of love (doing lots of data entry)’. At a recent meeting we drew up our wish-list...