History 298: The Role of Women and Domesticity in Victorian England

Sarah Stickney Ellis’ Characteristics of a Proper Englishwoman: Thesis

The following statement is my thesis for my HIST 298 research project regarding conduct literature author Sarah Stickney Ellis’ prescribed characteristics of a proper Englishwoman. Thesis “Sarah Stickney Ellis defines a proper Englishwoman as one who keeps the peace within the homebound sphere, is a hard worker with attention to detail, and who is well-read and educated in… Read More Sarah Stickney Ellis’ Characteristics of a Proper Englishwoman: Thesis

History 298: The Role of Women and Domesticity in Victorian England

“Woman’s Mission” A Triptych by George Elgar Hicks

Woman’s Mission: A Series of Early Victorian Paintings                   George Elgar Hick’s triptych represents the so-called three stages in a woman’s life that served to reinforce one set of Victorian stereotypes regarding woman as members of the fairer and subservient sex. Within each painting, the woman is… Read More “Woman’s Mission” A Triptych by George Elgar Hicks