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The piety and charity of London’s female elite, c. 1580-1630

Alternative title:
The wives and widows of the aldermen of the City of London
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Why was an ideal of elite women's virtue promoted in London c. 1580-1630, and why was it based on their reformed piety and charity? To what extent can elite women’s piety and charity reveal their religious identity, among an elite characterised as 'puritan' by contemporaries and historians? How did women practise piety and charity in a worldly City, and did they share a civic ethos?

This thesis engages with historiographies of urban history, the history of charity and hospitality, a...

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History Faculty
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2016-10-22

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