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Q: Elizabethan Education
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 1032.  Friday, 30 December 1994.
 
From:           Richard J Kennedy <
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Date:           Thursday, 29 Dec 1994 22:18:21 -0800
Subject:        Elizabethan Education
 
I'm doing a bit of research on Elizabethan education, particularly as regards
the education of women, what schooling was available to them and so forth.
 
Shakespeare was a gentlemen and a rich man, and yet he had two illiterate
daughters. Would they not have been allowed at the Stratford school? Were girls
prohibited?
 
But even so, were tutors not available in a town that size.  Or perhaps the
cost was too much.  Were other gentlemen's daughters taught to read and write,
or was this exclusively for the boys?
 
I'd appreciate any information on this, or books that I might be directed to.
 
Kennedy
 

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