By Judith M. Bennett

girls brewed and offered lots of the ale fed on in medieval England, yet after 1350, males slowly took over the exchange. by way of 1600, such a lot brewers in London have been male, and males additionally ruled the alternate in lots of cities and villages. This e-book asks how, while, and why brewing ceased to be women's paintings and as a substitute grew to become a role for males. making use of a large choice of assets and strategies, Bennett vividly describes how brewsters (that is, lady brewers) progressively left the alternate. She additionally deals a compelling account of the persistence of patriarchy in this time of dramatic change.

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