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As in all English towns and villages, women worked. While single, they often went to towns to work as domestic servants. As married women, they were in charge of the household, cooking, cleaning and shopping, beside bearing and caring for children. In cloth towns like Newbury, some had paid work in and outside the home as spinners. When widowed they made a living by selling ale or sometimes lending small sums of money. No woman was idle. Speaker Joan Dils.
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