Category Archives: Agriculture

Workers of the Week: Harvesters

Mark Hailwood Although it officially wrapped up in autumn of last year, recent months have been very productive for the Women’s Work in Rural England project, with major publications coming out and new funding coming through. This means we will … Continue reading

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

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 writing up of results. We will be showcasing these in … 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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