Continuing my list of sources used in researching the background from my novel, Forsaking All Others, to be released as an ebook in April.
Davis, Norman (Ed.) The Paston letters. A selection in modern spelling Oxford : OUP, 1963.
Houlbrooke, Ralph A. (ed.) English family life 1576-1716: an anthology from dairies Basil Blackwell, 1988.
Markham, Gervase The English housewife Edited by Michael R. Best. Kingston, Ont. : McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1986.
Ponsonby, Arthur (ed.) More English dairies. Further reviews of dairies from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century with an introduction on dairy reading London : Methuen & Co, 1927.
Coontz, Stephanie Marriage, a history. From obedience to intimacy or how love conquered marriage Viking, 2005.
Eccles, Audrey Obstetrics and gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England London : Croom Helm, 1982.
Houlbrooke, Ralph A. The English family 1450-1700 Longman, 1984.
Haynes, Alan Sex in the Elizabethan age Sutton Publishing, 1997.
Ingram, Martin Church courts, sex and marriage in England, 1570-1640 New York : CUP, 1987.
Laslett, Peter Family life and illicit love in earlier generations : essays in historical sociology Cambridge : CUP, 1977.
Macfarlane, Alan Marriage and love in England: modes of reproduction 1300 – 1840 Blackwell, 1986.
The family life of Ralph Josselin, a seventeenth-century clergyman Cambridge University Press, 1970.
O’Hara, Diana Courtship and constraint. Rethinking the making of marriage in Tudor England Manchester University Press, 2000.
Orlin, Lena Cowen Elizabethan households : An anthology Washington : Folger Shakespeare Library, 1995.
Pollock, Linda Forgotten children: parent child relations from 1500 – 1900 CUP, 1983.
Quaife, G.R. Wanton wenches and wayward wives: peasants and illicit sex in early seventeenth century England London : Croom Helm, 1979.
Reay, Barry Popular cultures in England, 1550-1750 London ; New York : Longman, 1998.
Rowse, A. L. The case books of Simon Forman. Sex and society in Shakespeare’s age London : Picador, 1976.
Sim, Alison The Tudor housewife Stroud : Sutton Publishing, 1996.
Stone, Lawrence The family, sex and marriage in England, 1500 – 1800 Penguin, abridged edn, 1979.
Waugh, Scott The Lordship of England: Royal wardships and marriage in English society and politics Princeton University press, 1988.
Winchester, Barbara Tudor family portrait London : J. Cape, .
Marriage service from the 1559 Book of Common Prayer
Image : William Brooke, Baron Cobham, and his family at the dining table, 1567
Attributed to Master of the Countess of Warwick – http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/WilliamBrooke.htm, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16903078