Women in Georgian Newbury

What were the experiences and opportunities for women in Newbury between 1714 and 1837? Could they go to school? How did they earn a living? What part did they play in public life? What difference did marriage make to their status? Penny Stokes has been researching Georgian Newbury for five years, with a particular interest in the role of women in local society.

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  • Penny Stokes
    Penny Stokes

    Penny Stokes has been researching, writing and publishing the history of West Berkshire for 30 years. She was editor of the Berkshire Family Historian from 2006 to 2016. She has an MSc in English Local History from the University of Oxford.

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