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Title: Supplicants and Guardians: the petitions of Royalist widows during the Civil Wars and Interregnum, 1642–1660
Authors: Worthen, Hannah
First Published: 24-Mar-2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Women's History Review, 2016, DOI:10.1080/09612025.2016.1148503
Abstract: During the Civil Wars and Interregnum Parliament sought to fund its war effort by confiscating Royalist estates. The widows of Royalist landowners were left without a husband and without the prospect of any means of support unless they could regain those lands. These women petitioned Parliament alongside Royalist men in the interests of themselves and their families. They used emotive language of distress, sophisticated knowledge of their entitlement to inherited lands as well as accounts of their husband's actions and their own assertions of loyalty. The petitions of Royalist widows remind us that women throughout history had the capacity to respond to the realities and aftermath of war with tenacity and resilience.
DOI Link: 10.1080/09612025.2016.1148503
ISSN: 0961-2025
eISSN: 1747-583X
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Taylor & Francis (Routledge). Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. Following the embargo period the version associated with this record is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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