What was it like to be a woman when England was ruled by a queen, but women had almost no legal power? When marriage cost women their property rights? When the ideal woman was rarely seen and never heard in public? In other words, what was it like to be a woman in England between 1525 and 1675? Suzanne Hull, in Women According to Men answers these questions and more, taking fascinating look at how women were described, and prescribed to act, by men during that time.
Suzanne W. Hall is the author of Chaste, Silent & Obedient and was the principal officer of the Huntington Library, Art Gallery, and Botanical Gardens.
chapter 1 Preface chapter 2 Introduction-Setting the Scene chapter 3 Rules for Wives chapter 4 Health Habits and Household Remedies chapter 5 Misconceptions on Conception chapter 6 Care of Babies chapter 7 Raising Daughters chapter 8 Preparing Food chapter 9 Face and Fashion chapter 10 Conclusion chapter 11 Annotated Bibliography chapter 12 Index