Influenced by interdisciplinary studies and the 'spatial turn' in social history, this article explores the relationship between space and the construction of gender identity amongst the poor to middling sorts of seventeenth-century Norwich. To this end I have considered gendered interaction in different 'types' of space: domestic, private space, 'borderline' spacesuch as the alehouse or threshold -and, finally, the public space of streets and markets. Each section explores the relevance of recent spatial his…
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