20.00 – 20.50
Saturday 10th April
This is an online event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.
Most of the women who ever lived left no trace of their existence on the record of history. Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century women of the middling and lower levels of society left no letters or diaries in which they expressed what they felt or thought. In this fascinating talk, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb draws upon her magisterial study of French consistorial courts to reveal the everyday lives of ordinary women: their speech, behaviour, and attitudes relating to love, faith, and marriage, as well as friendship and sex.