Gender, Family, and Politics : The Howard Women, 1485-1558, Hardback Book


Gender, Family, and Politics is the first full-length, gender-inclusive study of the Howard family, one of the pre-eminent families of early-modern Britain.

Most of the existing scholarship on this aristocratic dynasty's political operation during the first half of the sixteenth-century centres on the male family members, and studies of the women of the early-modern period tends to focus on class or geographical location.

Nicola Clark, however, places womenand the question of kinship in centre-stage, arguing that this is necessary to understand the complexity of the early modern dynasty.

A nuanced understanding of women's agency, dynastic identity, and politics allows us to more fully understand the political, social, religious, and cultural history ofearly-modern Britain.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780198784814


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