'The Monstrous Regiment of Women'
in Tudor and Stuart England

Professor Jackie Eales

3rd May 2014

St Andrew's Hospital, Billing Road, Northampton

The Scottish Calvinist cleric, John Knox, believed that the rule of women was 'monstrous'. The talk will examine 16th century opinions about the right of the Tudor Queens to rule and whether attitudes towards women more broadly changed between the reign of Elizabeth I and the accession of Queen Anne.

Professor Jackie Eales is President (2011-14) of the Historical Association and is Professor of Early Modern History at Canterbury Christ Church University. She studied history at London University and wrote her PhD under the supervision of Professor Conrad Russell, the Liberal-Democrat Peer. She is an expert on the English Civil Wars, Tudor and Stuart Women and 17th Century Puritanism. She has published extensively on the Civil Wars in Kent and Herefordshire, and on 17th Century Women. Her  publications include Puritans and Roundheads: The Harleys of Brampton Bryan and the Outbreak of the English Civil War (Cambridge University Press 1990), and Alan Everitt and the Community of Kent Revisited J. Eales and A. Hopper eds., The County Community in Seventeenth-Century England and Wales (University of Hertfordshire press, 2012). She is currently researching the history of Canterbury during the Civil Wars (1640-49) and 17th Century clergy wives and daughters.

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