The likes of Angela Merkel, Theresa May and Melinda Gates top the list for the influence their actions have on the modern world.
My name is Kathy Lynn Emerson. The Women of Sixteenth-Century England, published by a small scholarly press in It has been online at another location since There are well over women listed in these pages and I continue to add more, as well as to make corrections and additions to existing entries as I discover more about their subjects.
But I would appreciate being identified as the author of individual mini-biographies when they appear on other websites, preferably with a link to this page.
Each must have done something during her lifetime that I find interesting. In some cases that something was simply having her portrait painted or holding a post in a royal household. Entries are arranged alphabetically by the maiden name of the subject or by married surname if her birth name is unknown.
Each entry is cross-referenced by married surnames. To best use the search function, put the name in question in quotes ie. I am not affiliated with any institution of higher learning, nor do I have a doctorate. I make my living as a novelist and writer of popular nonfiction click here if you want to know about that but I do have a few scholarly credentials.
These pages are not meant to be scholarly or all-inclusive. They are set up to help identify women who lived during the Tudor era The information in them has been accumulated primarily from a footnote here and a paragraph there in histories and in biographies dealing with better known people and events.
No complete bibliography is possible, nor was it possible to give a specific source for every single detail in every single entry. Some details have multiple sources. Some come from undocumented sources. Some I found forty years ago and neglected to make a note of my source at that time. I also include information from sources that do not always say where their facts originated—online genealogies, family discussion groups and the like.
Then again, some so-called scholarly tomes also fail in attribute information and, with appalling frequency, make careless mistakes when referring to minor historical figures.
The earlier online version included every photograph I could find of portraits and effigies. I have discontinued this feature, in part because so many identifications of sitters in portraits have changed over the years and in part because not all images are in the public domain. The entries state if likenesses exist.
I am not a genealogist. I will not do your research for you. If you have something to add, or a correction to make with citations, please!
I am happy to hear from you. The Lisle Letters 6 vols Ford, David, http: English Aristocratic Women Marriage and Family, Property and Careers and also numerous articles written by Harris and published in a variety of scholarly journals Hasler, P.The women in A Who’s Who of Tudor Women lived at least part of their lives between and Each must have done something during her lifetime that I find interesting.
In some cases that something was simply having her portrait painted or holding a post in a royal household. Jul 06, · Bess of Hardwick is the only woman on the Tudor power list without a direct connection by blood or marriage to the monarchy, but as an ordinary woman born into a family of minor gentry who eventually became the Countess of Shrewsbury, amassed great wealth and land and oversaw the building of some of the great Elizabethan houses such as Chatsworth and Hardwick Hall, she .
Some of the women we meet on our tour were powerful in their own right. Others held power more discretely. A few were victims of the politics of the age. Royal Women and Dynastic Loyalty, ed.
Elizabeth Carney and Caroline Dunn (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, ) Mary Tudor and the History of English Heirs to the Throne” in The Minority of Edward VI” in The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern England. The position of women had remained unchanged for centuries and the time of the Tudors saw little, if any, improvement despite the fact that to saw 2 queens.
Neither Mary Tudor nor Elizabeth did much to advance the cause of women. Our Tudor Women tour embraces the lives of wives, sisters and courtiers in the turbulent Tudor century. Some of the women we meet on our tour were powerful in their own right. Others held power more discretely.
A few were victims of the politics of the age.