Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 12467
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kerr , Margaret H.
  • Contributor(s):
  • Title: Husband and Wife in Criminal Proceedings in Medieval England [a wife's rights were severely restricted in criminal procedures and she was subject to her husband's guardianship; she generally only began a criminal procecution for rape or causing a miscarriage; if husband and wife together committed a crime, the husband was generally held responsible; appendices include "A Note on Rape," "A Note on Wives' Unconventional Appeals," and "Primary Sources"].
  • Source: Women, Marriage, and Family in Medieval Christendom: Essays in Memory of Michael M. Sheehan, C.S.B.  Edited by Constance M. Rousseau and Joel T. Rosenthal.  Western Michigan University, 1998.  Pages 211 - 251.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Courts of Law Crime and Criminals Husbands Law Wives
  • Award Note:
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14
  • Primary Evidence:
  • Illustrations:
  • Table:
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation:
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1879288656