Time to get busy

Before marrying, Elizabeth worked in a bank as a clerk. She enjoyed her work and had considered applying to work at a bank in London. As was common at the time, when women married they were often barred from employment in certain rolls. Elizabeth had enjoyed her independence but James didn’t want her to work and so dutifully she followed his wishes. But with men away at war and money short because of rising prices Elizabeth had no option but to seek work. Secretly she felt quite liberated at the opportunity.