Kick@ss Woman Day 2: Katherine Fenkyll

 

Katherine Fenkyll’s record in the Livery Company:
http://www.londonroll.org/search/?vb=lr&vw=ps&st=12000&rf=company%3Adrp%7Cyear_start%3A1400%7Cyear_finish%3A1639&sb=surname&sa=0

General Web Link:
http://www.mrlib.org/women-in-the-time-of-the-tudors-a-renaissance-refresher/
Specifically: “Some women could join organizations of trade people and skilled workers.  A woman arrived at an entrepreneurial position by assisting in her husband’s or father’s workplace, which trade she took over after the male’s death.  Hence, in the cloth trade – spinners, dyer, tailors, and shoemakers – were found business women.  In non-guild enterprises, women worked as food preparers, brew masters, and bakers, often working at an inn or pedaling on the streets and at fairs.  If her sole role was housewife to a farmer or merchant, as a helpmate in the home and in family management demanded full-time commitment.”

 

 

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