Women in London’s Court of Orphans, 1660-1720
Supervisor: Natasha Glaisyer
My thesis focuses on women who engaged with the Court of Orphans in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and examines the number of economic, legal and social roles they had in the Court’s proceedings. My research aims to consider women’s role in the Court itself and how this interacted with their wider economic and legal activities. More broadly, my research interests include the economic and social history of London in the early modern period, particularly women’s work and their involvement in networks of credit.
Social Secretary for the Cabinet of Curiosities, the CREMS postgraduate forum