Siblinghood and Social Relations in Georgian England

    Siblinghood and Social Relations in Georgian England

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    Amy Harris

    Manchester University Press 2012

    Hardback 222pp Illustrated

    9780719087370   Product Code: 20786

    Examining the impact sisters and brothers had on 18th-century English families and society, this study sheds new light on gender, marriage, parenting and childhood at the intersection of early modern and Enlightenment ideals. Using evidence from letters, diaries, probate disputes, court transcripts, prescriptive literature and portraiture, it argues that although parents' wills often recommended their children 'share and share alike', siblings had to constantly negotiate between prescribed equality and practised inequalities.

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