1. Attitudes to menstruation in seventeenth-century England. 2. Sexual knowledge in England, 1500-1750. 3. The construction and experience of maternity in seventeenth-century England. 4. Blood and paternity. 5. `The sucking child': Adult attitudes to child care in the first year of life in seventeenth-century England. 6. Katharine and Philip Henry and their children: A case study in family ideology. 7. Sibling relationships.
A new history of the family from a feminist perspective - it will
challenge old ideas and open up fresh discussion on the
Professor Crawford has been working in women's history since the 1970s. She is the author of Women and Religion in England 1500-1720, Women in Early Modern England (with Sara Mendelson) and Women's Worlds in Seventeenth-Century England: A Sourcebook (with Laura Gowing).