Blaydes House Maritime History Seminar Series 2018-19
Working Women in Eighteenth-Century Maritime London
Margarette Lincoln, Goldsmiths, University of London
How did Britain’s maritime ambitions impact on those women who were not married to seamen? This talk takes a fresh look at female roles in London’s riverside parishes during the second half of the eighteenth century, covering women’s contribution to healthcare, housing, schooling and shipbuilding – as well as their more familiar activities relating to crime and prostitution.
Entry is free and no ticket is needed. Places are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so latecomers may not be admitted when the lecture room is full.
Doors open for tea and coffee at 5.30pm; seminar commences 6pm.
The seminar series is supported by the Maritime History Trust