John Gallagher: Civility Held Sway, 4 July 2019
Show More In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilisation in Early Modern England by Keith Thomas.
Yale, 457 pp., £25, June 2018, 978 0 300 23577 7Show More
“... that might have been pushed further: in recent years, the close attention paid by the historians Alexandra Shepard, Eleanor Hubbard and Amy Erickson, among others, to the ways people described themselves to authority figures has revealed much about the proletarian understanding of manners. Civility was a different matter for women too. They learned to ...”