Yep, it's been a while since I posted here. What with entering the Golden Heart, then a vacation followed quickly by Christmas/New Year, I've been super busy. However, I'm back now :-) And promise to post here far more frequently.
To start things off, here's a great website:
The Early Modern Women Database
I found the link to this fantastic treasure trove of info at Earmarks in Early Modern Culture - a cool blog that features cats quite frequently :-) Always a good sign in my book.
Back soon with more research links. And thoughts.