website statistics Women of Fortune: Money, Marriage, and Murder in Early Modern England - PDF Books Online
Hot Best Seller

Women of Fortune: Money, Marriage, and Murder in Early Modern England

Availability: Ready to download

Women of Fortune tells the compelling story of mercantile wealth, arranged marriages, and merchant heiresses who asserted their rights despite loss, imprisonment, and murder. Following three generations of the Bennet and Morewood families, who made their fortune in Crown finance, the East Indies, the Americas, and moneylending, Linda Levy Peck explores the changing society Women of Fortune tells the compelling story of mercantile wealth, arranged marriages, and merchant heiresses who asserted their rights despite loss, imprisonment, and murder. Following three generations of the Bennet and Morewood families, who made their fortune in Crown finance, the East Indies, the Americas, and moneylending, Linda Levy Peck explores the changing society, economy, and culture of early modern England. The heiresses - curious, intrepid, entrepreneurial, scholarly - married into the aristocracy, fought for their property, and wrote philosophy. One spent years on the Grand Tour. Her life in Europe, despite the outbreak of war, is vividly documented. Another's husband went to debtors' prison. She recovered the fortune and bought shares. Husbands, sons, and contemporaries challenged their independence legally, financially, even violently, but new forms of wealth, education, and the law enabled these heiresses to insist on their own agency, create their own identities, and provide examples for later generations.


Compare

Women of Fortune tells the compelling story of mercantile wealth, arranged marriages, and merchant heiresses who asserted their rights despite loss, imprisonment, and murder. Following three generations of the Bennet and Morewood families, who made their fortune in Crown finance, the East Indies, the Americas, and moneylending, Linda Levy Peck explores the changing society Women of Fortune tells the compelling story of mercantile wealth, arranged marriages, and merchant heiresses who asserted their rights despite loss, imprisonment, and murder. Following three generations of the Bennet and Morewood families, who made their fortune in Crown finance, the East Indies, the Americas, and moneylending, Linda Levy Peck explores the changing society, economy, and culture of early modern England. The heiresses - curious, intrepid, entrepreneurial, scholarly - married into the aristocracy, fought for their property, and wrote philosophy. One spent years on the Grand Tour. Her life in Europe, despite the outbreak of war, is vividly documented. Another's husband went to debtors' prison. She recovered the fortune and bought shares. Husbands, sons, and contemporaries challenged their independence legally, financially, even violently, but new forms of wealth, education, and the law enabled these heiresses to insist on their own agency, create their own identities, and provide examples for later generations.

21 review for Women of Fortune: Money, Marriage, and Murder in Early Modern England

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cricket

  2. 4 out of 5

    Katie

  3. 4 out of 5

    Manos Katsoulakis

  4. 4 out of 5

    Magdarine

  5. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  6. 5 out of 5

    Pancsofa

  7. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

  8. 4 out of 5

    Linnea

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sean

  11. 5 out of 5

    Katherine Stansfield

  12. 4 out of 5

    Grace

  13. 5 out of 5

    Devon Smith (Yost)

  14. 4 out of 5

    Gemma Webb

  15. 4 out of 5

    Gramaryen49

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kara

  17. 5 out of 5

    Brooke Johnson

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  19. 4 out of 5

    Cricket

  20. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Cuffel

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sandra E Sledge

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...