Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2010

272 Pages | 2 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719068959

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Household servants in early modern England

R. C. Richardson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Wide-ranging, up to date, incisive, research-based survey of a subject attracting increasing scholarly and popular attention today A socio-cultural history devoted to representations of servants and servant-keeping in drama and other genres of literature and to servants' self representations of their condition First study to survey household service as a vertical feature of society in the two centuries after the Reformation and in both London and the provinces Covering new ground in presenting servants as 'cultural amphibians' and agents of change in their own right, this study discusses servant 'power' and the conditions in which it could be exercised