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About manyheadedhailwood

Mark Hailwood is a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Bristol

Finding Work (in the Archives)

Mark Hailwood In a nutshell, the aim of our project is to gather an unprecedented level of information about women’s work in early modern England (1500-1700) by drawing on incidental information about everyday work activities contained in witness statements given … Continue reading

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Work in Progress

Mark Hailwood It has been a busy couple of months on the project, and a crucial period in the development of our project team, database and methodology. This post is intended to provide a brief update on what has been … Continue reading

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Did Women Work in Agriculture?

Mark Hailwood As Jane discussed in our previous post – ‘What is Work?’ – women’s work in early modern England is often assumed to have been principally ‘domestic’, taking place within the home and consisting mainly of childcare and housework. … Continue reading

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