Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 11927
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Rivers , Theodore John.
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  • Title: The Legal Status of Widows in Late Anglo-Saxon England [argues that widows at this time had exceptional opportunities under the protection of the king and lords; the author argues that the power of kin over widows was diminished based in part on the examples of widows' inheritance of bookland].
  • Source: Medievalia Et Humanistica New Series 24, ( 1997): Pages 1 - 16.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Family Inheritance Land Tenure Law Widows Women's Rights
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 10-11
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00766127