Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a by Judith M. Bennett

By Judith M. Bennett

girls brewed and bought many of the ale ate up in medieval England, yet after 1350, males slowly took over the alternate. by means of 1600, such a lot brewers in London have been male, and males additionally ruled the alternate in lots of cities and villages. This publication asks how, whilst, and why brewing ceased to be women's paintings and as a substitute turned a task for males. making use of a wide selection of assets and techniques, Bennett vividly describes how brewsters (that is, lady brewers) progressively left the exchange. She additionally deals a compelling account of the persistence of patriarchy in this time of dramatic change.

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