In a period of time when women typically have had a narrow range of choices, Mary Baker Eddy became a distinguished writer and the founder, architect, and builder of a growing church.
(A) In a period of time when women typically have - 'have had' is present perfect and is used to connect the past to the present which is not needed here. We have 'became' later in the sentence...hence simple past 'had' is needed.
(B) During a time in which typically women have - same as A
(C) Typically, during a time when women - "Typically' is an adverb and should modify verbs
(D) At a time when women typically [had] - CORRECT
(E) Typically in a time in which women - same as C
what you are saying is absolutely correct however .... do you feel at a time is correct?? Generally with respect to to time we use at when we are specifiying a particular point in time ..at 9 o clock ...