publication . Thesis

Families in crisis; Parenting and the life cycle in English society, c. 1450-1620

Cannon, Maria;
Open Access English
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This thesis offers a new perspective on the nature and experience of parent-child relationships c.1450-1620. Focusing on correspondence and family papers from selected aristocracy and gentry families, it argues that authority in parent-child relationships was renegotiated throughout the life cycle, particularly at points of tension or crisis such as marriage or death. These ‘crisis points’ are episodes which show us the negotiations that took place around domestic authority and give a personal insight into the emotional responses of parents and children and the nature of authority within early modern society. This thesis addresses a gap in knowledge about the ch...
Subjects
free text keywords: L900, V100
Related Organizations

HMC Report on the Manuscripts of His Grace the Duke of Rutland, C. G. B., preserved at Belvoir Castle (London: 4 vols, 1888 - 1905) Collins, Stephen, 'British Stepfamily Relationships, 1500 - 1800', Journal of Family History, vol. 16, no. 4 (1991), pp. 331 - 344 Wilson, Adrian, 'The Infancy of the History of Childhood: An Appraisal of Phillipe Ariès', History and Theory, vol. 19 (1980), pp. 132 - 153

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