Continuing my list of sources used in researching the background from my novel, Forsaking All Others, to be released as an ebook at then end of 2017.
Davis, Norman (Ed.) The Paston letters. A selection in modern spelling Oxford : OUP, 1963.
Houlbrooke, Ralph A. (ed.) English family life 1576-1716: an anthology from dairies Basil Blackwell, 1988.
Markham, Gervase The English housewife Edited by Michael R. Best. Kingston, Ont. : McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1986.
Ponsonby, Arthur (ed.) More English dairies. Further reviews of dairies from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century with an introduction on dairy reading London : Methuen & Co, 1927.
Coontz, Stephanie Marriage, a history. From obedience to intimacy or how love conquered marriage Viking, 2005.
Eccles, Audrey Obstetrics and gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England London : Croom Helm, 1982.
Houlbrooke, Ralph A. The English family 1450-1700 Longman, 1984.
Haynes, Alan Sex in the Elizabethan age Sutton Publishing, 1997.
Ingram, Martin Church courts, sex and marriage in England, 1570-1640 New York : CUP, 1987.
Laslett, Peter Family life and illicit love in earlier generations : essays in historical sociology Cambridge : CUP, 1977.
Macfarlane, Alan Marriage and love in England: modes of reproduction 1300 – 1840 Blackwell, 1986.
The family life of Ralph Josselin, a seventeenth-century clergyman Cambridge University Press, 1970.
O’Hara, Diana Courtship and constraint. Rethinking the making of marriage in Tudor England Manchester University Press, 2000.
Orlin, Lena Cowen Elizabethan households : An anthology Washington : Folger Shakespeare Library, 1995.
Pollock, Linda Forgotten children: parent child relations from 1500 – 1900 CUP, 1983.
Quaife, G.R. Wanton wenches and wayward wives: peasants and illicit sex in early seventeenth century England London : Croom Helm, 1979.
Reay, Barry Popular cultures in England, 1550-1750 London ; New York : Longman, 1998.
Rowse, A. L. The case books of Simon Forman. Sex and society in Shakespeare’s age London : Picador, 1976.
Sim, Alison The Tudor housewife Stroud : Sutton Publishing, 1996.
Stone, Lawrence The family, sex and marriage in England, 1500 – 1800 Penguin, abridged edn, 1979.
Waugh, Scott The Lordship of England: Royal wardships and marriage in English society and politics Princeton University press, 1988.
Winchester, Barbara Tudor family portrait London : J. Cape, .
Marriage service from the 1559 Book of Common Prayer
Image : William Brooke, Baron Cobham, and his family at the dining table, 1567
Attributed to Master of the Countess of Warwick – http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/WilliamBrooke.htm, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16903078