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Lady Fanshawe's receipt book: the life and times of a civil war heroine

Lady Fanshawe's receipt book: the life and times of a civil war heroine

Moore, Lucy, 1970- author

In the mid-17th century, England was divided by war and bloodshed. But while civil war raged on cobbled streets and green fields, inside the home domestic life continued as it always had done. For Ann Fanshawe and her children it meant a life of insecurity and constant jeopardy as she and her husband, a Royalist diplomat, dedicated their lives to the restoration of the Stuart monarchy. Ann's 'receipt book' was a treasured and entirely feminine response to the upheavals of war. These books were a feature of women's lives during this period, when there were few doctors to be found, and were full of life-saving medical knowledge that had been gleaned from mothers and friends. By using Ann's receipt book and the memoirs she wrote for her surviving son, Lucy Moore follows her through this turbulent time as she leaves home, marries, bears - and buries - children and seeks to hold her family together

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Atlantic Books, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Lucy Moore
ISBN: 1782398104, 9781782398103
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 384 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 22 cm
Subject: Fanshawe, Ann, 1625-1680. Memoirs of Lady Fanshawe.; Nobility Great Britain Biography.; Great Britain History Charles II, 1660-1685 Sources.; Fanshawe, Ann, 1625-1680.; Women Great Britain Biography.; Biography.; Great Britain Social life and customs 17th century.