Blair Worden, 7 June 1984
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Weidenfeld, 544 pp., £12.95, May 1984, 0 297 78381 5Show More
Family Life in the 17th Century: The Verneys of Claydon House by Miriam Slater.
Routledge, 209 pp., £10.50, March 1984, 0 7100 9477 9Show More
“... might in law have been allowed’. The Institutes of that Whig hero of Parliamentary liberty, Sir Edward Coke, ruled out votes for women; and radicals like John Lilburne, whose tiresomeness as a husband is enjoyably recounted by Fraser, did nothing to restore them, even though contested Parliamentary elections had become more frequent, and even though ...”