real solemn history, I cannot be interested in [it].....
I read it a little as a duty, but it tells nothing that
does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes
and kings, with wars or pestilences in every page; the
men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at
all - it is very tiresome”
Catherine Morland in Jane Austen’s Northanger
Abbey (Chapter 14)
History is often seen as the deeds of men. Women are
relegated to housekeeping and child rearing. Their history
is largely hidden. Sometimes we can glimpse their activities
and concerns through a few of the documents they have
Click on any of the links to find out more about the
lives of some of the women of Angus. You can find out
more about Angus
Archives by visiting their website.