Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 October 2007

254 Pages

ISBN: 9780199237623

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Never Married

Singlewomen in Early Modern England

Amy M Froide

In the first original study of the women who never married in early modern England, Amy Froide looks at how their lives differed from those of wives and widows, at their social relationships, and at how singlewomen supported themselves. She also examines the contributions they made to urban life and the origins of the old maid stereotype.


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