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

Separate Spheres Project: Thesis

The following statement is my thesis for my HIST 298 research project regarding the separate spheres debate in Victorian Britain. “Separate spheres should be examined not as a polarity, but rather, a spectrum by which different groups of women from the era fell. Where the notion succeeds in providing a starting point for understanding one… Read More Separate Spheres Project: 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