By Susan Kingsley Kent
Gender and gear in Britain is an unique and intriguing background of england from the early glossy interval to the current concentrating on the interplay of gender and gear in political, social, cultural and financial existence. utilizing a chronological framework, the booklet examines: * the jobs, obligations and identities of guys and girls * how strength relationships have been tested inside a number of gender platforms * how men and women reacted to the associations, legislation, customs, ideals and practices that constituted their a number of worlds * category, racial and ethnic concerns * the function of empire within the improvement of British associations and identities * the civil struggle * 20th century suffrage * the realm wars * industrialisation * Victorian morality.
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During the warming-pan scandal of 1688,8 when Queen Mary, upon giving birth to a catholic son who would succeed James on the throne, was accused of having had him smuggled into her bedchamber in a warming pan, these sentiments were given full expression. Designed to call into question the legitimacy of the catholic heir and thereby to justify the ouster of James from the throne, these misogynist rehearsals of feminine evil had the paradoxical effect of creating a situation in which women were recognized as having authority to determine the course of political life.
Crises of conscience compelled contemporaries to devise various stories to justify what was in fact the overthrowing of a legitimate monarch by his rightful subjects. Furthermore, all kinds of questions concerning the relationship of the monarchy to its ministers, to parliament, to political factions of court and country, and to the public arose, Restoring authority,1660-1715 37 as did those seeking to inquire into the nature of loyalty and virtuous citizenship. Because many of these problems could not be resolved by the law, they were often framed in terms of gender.
The New Model Army then turned its attention to parliament in December 1648, purging the House of Commons of its Presbyterian members, and leaving behind a “Rump” parliament of independents. That body tried Charles for treason in January 1649, and executed him on January 30. The Commons then abolished the monarchy, its prerogative courts, and the House of Lords, and set itself up as the “supreme authority of this nation, the representatives of the people in Parliament” under a commonwealth form of government.