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Defences of Women: Jane Anger, Rachel Speght, Ester Sowernam and Constantia Munda,
Printed Writings 1500–1640: Series 1, Part One, Volume 4




ISBN 9781859280959
Published July 27, 1996 by Routledge
184 Pages

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Jane Anger her Protection for Women A Mouzell for Melastomus Ester hath hang’d Haman The Worming of a mad Dogge Of the many tracts in defence of women published in early modern England only these four bear women’s names. All four were written in response to misogynist attacks. Of these writers, only Speght (1597-c.1630) is historically identifiable. Two or possibly three of the others use pseudonyms and indeed their gender has not yet been definitely established.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introductory note; Jane Anger her Protection for Women; A Mouzell for Melastomus; Ester hath hang'd Haman; The Worming of a mad Dogge.

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