Women: their status in the Nineteenth Century

Click on the hyperlink for a webpage and its links, which are most helpful when trying to get some understanding of the personal and social circumstances for women  in the Victorian period

The BBC History sites on The Ideals of Womanhood in Victorian Britain and Woman and Urban Life in Victorian Britain are very readable.

Also have a look at The National Archives which is the UK government’s official archive, which ranges from Domesday Book to websites.  The material on equality manageable source material.

Click on Victorian Woman if you want to find out more about such matters as legal restraints on women, imperfect birth control, and divorce in the United States.

Women in 19c

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