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The Idioms of Women’s Work and Thomas Hoccleve’s Travails

  • Catherine Batt
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Abstract

This essay considers the imagery of women spinners and spinning as an ideological trope, its relation to historical women’s experience, and its deployment in Hoccleve’s poetry.

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Female Audience Intellectual Labor Advice Giver Henry Versus Medieval Culture 
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