Drawing on a wide range of recent research, WOMEN IN ENGLAND is an intimate social history of women who experienced life between the Reformation and the Industrial Revolution.
Anne Laurence writes about marriage, sex, childbirth, work within and outside the household, education, religion and women's activity in the community and the wider world.
'A marvellously rich and fresh survey of English women from the Reformation to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution' Roy Porter, The Sunday Times
Anne Laurence studied history at the Universities of York and Oxford. She has worked at the Open University since 1976, where she is a Senior Lecturer in History. She has recently completed work on an Open University course on France and the British Isles in the seventeenth century, with a television series on the use of buildings for social history.