Nurture and neglect: childhood and childrearing practices in the north of England c. 1450-1603

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Publication statusUnpublished - 2014

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