By P. Crawford
Womens Worlds in England offers a different selection of resource fabrics on womens lives in 16th and 17th century England. The publication introduces a perfectly various workforce of girls and a sequence of voices that experience hardly been heard in historical past, Drawing on unpublished, archival fabrics, the e-book explores women's:* reports of labor, intercourse, marriage and motherhood* ideals and spirituality* political actions* relationships* psychological worlds.In a time while few ladies may perhaps write, this ebook finds the multitude of how during which their voices have left strains within the written list, and deepens our figuring out of womens lives some time past.
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Probatum est. An infallible receipt to increase milk in a woman’s breasts Take chickens and make a broth of them, then add thereunto fennel and parsnip roots, then take the best made butter you can procure, and butter the roots therewith; having done so let her eat heartily, and her expectations therein will be speedily satisfied. 11 To dry breasts: Mrs Corylon, 1606 Women copied remedies for the management of breast problems into their commonplace books. One of many cures was that in the book of Mrs Corylon, about whom nothing more is known.
2. Disease characterised by the formation of a calculus. 3. Urinary crystals causing pain. 21 The virtues of a temperate life: Katherine Austen, 1664 Katherine Austen (c. 1628–83) was a young London widow, who married with a dowry of over £2,000. Her husband died in 1658, and around the same time so did his father and younger brother, leaving her in charge of the family properties and of her three children. Katherine Austen Collectanea, BL, Add. MS 4454, fo. 51. I observe what a long and healthy age my grandmother Rudd lived, above 80, and Mr Smith of Aldermanbury 90, and parson Wilson about 80.
Her commonplace book is an interesting one. Small notes scribbled inside the covers, such as ‘cow piss will cure a dog of the mange washing therewith’, and the division into alphabetical sections for ease of use suggest that it was a working manual. Most of the ingredients mentioned below were herbs. Johanna St John 1680, Wellcome, MS 4338 (unfoliated). 1. Pinches. 2. This obscure term possibly refers to some purchased pill. A bitter drink Dr Lower prescribed Betty when she had the greensickness and a cough and was swelled.
Women's Worlds in Seventeenth-Century England: A Sourcebook by P. Crawford