Old Customs and Manners. By John Aubrey, 1678
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Education, Gender, Medical Practitioners
Observes that 'there were very few free schools in England before the reformation', and that 'young women had their education [...] at nunneries, where they learnt needle-work, confectionery, surgery, physic, (apothecaries and surgeons being at that time very rare,) writing, drawing, &c.' (216).
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