Public Scandal, Private Sin:
Scottish Border Town Women
and the Subversion of Patriarchal Control, 1707-1756.
This is the story of my Master’s Degree Dissertation, 2017-2019 at Northumbria University and my explorations as a PhD Research Student from 2020.
30 years ago I studied Biology as an undergraduate, worked in research, spent 20 years as a mother and have returned to academia to study History.
This is the story of ‘my’ women, when liberated from the archives we can hear their voices and see into their everyday lives. They are not so unlike us.