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

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

Sarah Stickney Ellis on Consideration – The Women of England

“I remember walking home on a beautiful summer’s evening, with one of these lovely and impetuous creatures, who was then just entering upon all the rights and privileges of a belle, and, to my great surprise, observing that she trod indiscriminately upon all the creeping things which the damp and the dew had tempted forth… Read More Sarah Stickney Ellis on Consideration – The Women of England

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

“The Women of England, Their Social Duties, and Domestic Habits” Transcription

The primary source that I have selected for my HIST 298 research project regarding the role of women and the Cult of Domesticity in 19th-Century Britain is entitled The Women of England, Their Social Duties, and Domestic Habits by Quaker-turned-Congregationalist Englishwoman Sarah Stickney Ellis. Sarah Stickney Ellis was born in England in 1812. The Women… Read More “The Women of England, Their Social Duties, and Domestic Habits” Transcription

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

Update Regarding The Role of Women and Domesticity in Victorian England

Note: This post has been updated on Friday, February 2nd from its original content on Friday, January 19. The Spring 2018 semester has begun, which means that I am now enrolled in History 298: Practicum. In this course, we will be working with both primary and secondary sources in a research project aimed at equipping… Read More Update Regarding The Role of Women and Domesticity in Victorian England