Gendering Loyalty in England after the Civil Wars

Friday, January 4, 2019: 1:50 PM
International South (Hilton Chicago)
Ann Hughes, Keele University
Early modern English women were often seen as less staunch than men in their dedication to the ‘public service’, yet their ‘private’ activities sustaining outlawed religious groups were widely praised by sympathisers. This contribution thus explores contradictory, gendered understandings of loyalty within discourses opposing ‘public’ and ‘private’ interests and activities.