The Business and Household Accounts of Joyce Jeffreys, Spinster of Hereford, 1638-1648

Author(s): 
Spicksley, Judith M.
ISBN: 
9780197264324
Date published: 
January 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00

Joyce Jeffreys' accounts overturn our perceptions of the social, cultural and economic world of the 17th century spinster. The unusual wealth of detail reveals her business dealings, mainly as a moneylender (and how she suffered financially in the civil war), and also her vibrant kinship network which linked her with prominent local people.