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Ye must all be alike

Catherine Gallagher, 27 January 1994

Writing Women in Jacobean England 
by Barbara KieferLewalski.
Harvard, 431 pp., £35.95, February 1993, 0 674 96242 7
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... orthodoxy revived in an especially virulent form to counteract 45 years of female rule. Barbara KieferLewalski quotes King James’s advice to his son to illustrate what she frequently calls the era’s ‘dominant ideology’: Ye are the head, [your Wife] your body; It is your office to command, and hers ...

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