Professor Roger Richardson – Father Knows Best, Parental Advice in Seventeen Century England

The Wessex Learning Centre

3rd Jul 2018 7.00 PM - 3rd Jul 2018 Event Type: Lecture

Professor Roger Richarson, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Winchester.

Seventeenth-century England was a moralising period and one expression of it was the huge amount of zealous parental advice poured out in publications of different kinds and in letters addressed by fathers to their children, especially to sons and heirs. Religious exhortations, guidance on education, politics, travel, lifestyle, marriage and household management rubbed shoulders with each other.

This lecture explores a fascinating topic which opens a window not only on to intergenerational relations by (more broadly) the values, hopes, convictions, prejudices, anxieties, and guilt complexes of an age.

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