A Woman’s Work – by Mike Rymer

What was a woman’s social status in 17th-century Hull? What was a woman’s legal status at this time? How were women perceived by the church and society? Could a married woman work?

What kind of work were women engaged in? How were widows treated in the 17th
century? Was divorce an option available to 17th-century women? Who was in charge of the money in marriage? What local evidence exists that describes the lives of women?

The talk covers many aspects of the lives of women in both domestic and worksituations and tries to answer the questions above.
„ When and where: Friday, September
15, 11.15am at Wrecking Ball Arts Centre, 15