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Crime, Gender and Social Order in Early Modern England
An extended study of gender and crime in early modern England. It considers the ways in which criminal behaviour and perceptions of criminality were informed by ideas about gender and order, andExpand
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Rereading Rape and Sexual Violence in Early Modern England
In the early modern period, the inapplicability of certain discourses of sex and violence impeded allegations of rape whilst facilitating denials of rape. Women who asserted rape (and men who spokeExpand
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Women, theft and the world of stolen goods
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Expanding the Boundaries of Female Honour in Early Modern England
Within the historiography of gender and reputation in early modern Europe, female and male honour are usually presented as being incommensurable; yet they are constantly compared. Female honour hasExpand
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Women, crime and the courts in early modern England.
Recent years have witnessed a considerable body of published research on both crime and women in the early modern period. There have been few attempts, however, to synthesize such studies and toExpand
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Keeping it in the family: crime and the early modern household
Historians of the early modern family and of early modern crime have underestimated the relationship between the family and crime. Histories of the family usually limit consideration of crime to twoExpand
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Everyman or a Monster?: The Rapist in Early Modern England, c.1600–1750
The focus of this article is on responses to men who raped in early modern England and Wales. Most historical writing on sexual violence and rape in the period has focused on the women and childrenExpand
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Writing early modern history
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Imagining the Unimaginable
This article explores the ways in which parricide was comprehended in England and Wales, c.1600–1760, and shows that while some parallels exist with modern explanatory models of parricide offenders,Expand
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