Evidence record card

Date: 1851
Middle-class women - obedience in marriage

More literate, middle-class women were influenced by the publication Y Gymraes(The Welshwoman) in 1851. A typical article contained the following: “If your husband happens to come home feeling rather miserable, do not persist in bothering him; if he wants you to know he will be sure to tell you in due course… Do not let him find that his shirt collars have buttons missing each week. This is often the cause of many a family storm…”