This thesis examines the experiences of children in sixteenth-century northern England, analysing child marriage, education, apprenticeship and parental deprivation. It challenges anomalies in existing historiography such as the focus on affective parent-child relationships which has obscured the question as to what actually constituted nurture and neglect in theory and in practice. In addition, this thesis reorients the adult-centred debate to seek out the voices of the children, and to demonstrate children's agency in their relationships with adults.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2014|