7 Feb: “The Merry Wives of D’Ewes: Sex and Two Single Puritan Girls”

Early Modern British History with Sears McGee

Sears McGee, University of California, Santa Barbara, will present “The Merry Wives of D’Ewes: Sex and Two Single Puritan Girls.”

Saturday, February 7, 2015
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Huntington Library, Seaver 3

Sears McGee teaches history at UC-Santa Barbara. His recent publications include two articles on Francis Rous in the Huntington Library Quarterly (2004 and 2009). His lecture is drawn from his biography of Sir Simond D’Ewes, Baronet (1602-1650) which will be published in March 2015.

“The Merry Wives of D’Ewes: Sex and Two Single Puritan Girls in Early Stuart England” is based on the vast but little studied D’Ewes family correspondence in the Harleian manuscripts in the British Library. In intricate detail, I will describe the lengthy and often fraught negotiations that preceded D’Ewes two marriages (to Anne Clopton in 1626, and, after her death in 1641, to Elizabeth Wilughby).

Coffee served at 9:30am.

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