Posted by kathleen (elder) on July 16, 1997 at 17:17:38:
In reply to Re: Real heros; preference compared to other historcial eras posted by Xenia on July 16, 1997 at 16:44:55
]I think the restrictions on women in JA's time were too much - imagine Oxford and Cambridge being accessible to Mr Collins and John Thorpe but closed to Elizabeth Bennet - too much to bear!
Not to mention the class system which prevented lower class children (girls and boys) from much education. I would have to assume that my family would have been peasants, tenant farmers, or servants in Regency England, so education would not have been available to any great degree. I probably would not have been able to read Jane Austen's novels, sigh!
[In studying my family's genealogy, I came across an ancestor (James Edwards) who was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in the 1700's. He and his brother were kidnapped and taken to Virginia, USA as indentured servants. After working off the indenture, James moved to Kentucky and southern Ohio.]
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