This collection of essays deals with the material, social and cultural experience of women in Wales from the 15th to the 18th centuries. It offers information and insight about every aspect of female experience, covering the more conventional aspects of life, such as religion, education and work, as well as a variety of other topics, such as violence, radicalism, embroidery and its contations, festivals and poetic creativity. Some of the contributions, tably those on female abduction, witchcraft, needlework, and masculinity, have had light thrown upon them alongside such traditional topics as unionm reformation, Anglicanisation, the Civil War and revivals.
Dr Michael Roberts is a lecturer in the Department of history and Welsh history at Aberystwyth University, specialising in Welsh and early modern history. Dr Simone Clarke is a Research Fellow in early modern history at the University of Wolverhampton.