Lecture - Fathers Know Best, Parental Advice in Seventeenth Century England
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 - 7pm
The Wessex Centre, Inner Close
Fathers Know Best: Parental Advice in Seventeenth Century England
Professor Roger Richardson, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Winchester.
Seventeenth-century England was a moralising period and one expression of it was the huge amount of zealous parental advice poured out in publications of different kinds and in letters addressed by fathers to their children, especially to sons and heirs. Religious exhortations, guidance on education, politics, travel, life-style, marriage and household management rubbed shoulders with each other. This lecture explores a fascinating topic which opens a window not only on to inter-generational relations but (more broadly) the values, hopes, convictions, prejudices, anxieties and guilt complexes of an age.
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