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Dr Lucy Worsley Looks at How Elizabeth Dysart Transformed Ham House in Surrey

Duration: 02:22

In the second episode, Lucy explores the ordinary as well as the extraordinary lives of women in the home. This was an age when respectable women were defined by their marital status – as maids, wives or widows or, if they fell outside these categories, they were in danger of being labeled whores or at worst, witches.

Available since: Thu 31 May 2012

Credits

Series Producer
Nick Gillam-Smith
Presenter
Lucy Worsley
Executive Producer
Emma Hindley

This clip is from

Harlots, Housewives and Heroines: A 17th Century History for Girls Act Two: At Home

2/3 How some women began to question their traditional role in the home in the 17th century.

First broadcast: 29 May 2012

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