Work of the Fellows: Monographs

English Aristocratic Women, 1450-1550: Marriage and Family, Property and Careers

Harris, Barbara J. (Fellow, 1994-95)

Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2022

From the publisher's description:

English Aristocratic Women unveils the lives of noblewomen whose historical influence has previously been dismissed, as well as those who became favorites at the court of Henry VIII. Through extensive archival research of documents belonging to more than twelve hundred families, Harris paints a collective portrait of upper-class women of this period. By recognizing the full significance of the aristocratic women's careers, this book reinterprets the politics and gender relations of early modern England. Barbara J. Harris is Professor of History and Women's Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her previous works include Edward Stafford, Third Duke of Buckingham, 1478-1521.


Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; History; Women's History; English History; Aristocrats; Tudor Era; Marriage; Family; Social History