Gender Roles By: Hope Sullivan

During the Elizabethan era, there were jobs that women could and could not do.

Women played servant roles in their families(King,317).

Portrait of a Woman, 1567 (oil on panel) . oil on panel. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016

Women could also be writers, artists and intellectuals(King,324).

Important jobs that women were responsible for would include textile pictures: spinning, weaving, and embroidering both of the ordinary furnishings and clothing worn by family members in lower-status families and of elaborate luxury products in wealthier ones(King, 318).

Weavers And Spinners. HORIZONTAL. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.

Jobs that women could not participate in include, jobs under the field of law, medicine and politics. During this time they also could not vote(Sharnette, 1)

Woman dressed as Elizabethan Age noblewoman. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.


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Work Cited

  • Elizabethan Women." Elizabethan Women. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2017
  • Sharnette, Heather. "Queen Elizabeth I(1533-1603)." Elizabeth R. Self Published, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2017.
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