Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13287
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Menuge , No‘l James.
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  • Title: Reading Constructed Narratives: An Orphaned Medieval Heiress and the Legal Case as Literature [The author argues that both the coerced heiress and her rejected husband construct narrative cases (found in the York cause papers); but the woman has a stronger witness, and makes shrewd, strategic decisions].
  • Source: Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts in Late Medieval Britain. Essays for Felicity Riddy.  Edited by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Rosalynn Voaden, Arlyn Diamond, Ann Hutchison, Carol M. Meale, and Lesley JohnsonMedieval Women: Texts and Contexts.  Brepols, 2000.  Pages 115 - 129.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Constance de Skelmanthorpe, Ward and Heiress Courts of Law, Ecclesiastical Guardians Heiresses Law Marriage Wardship
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
  • Related Resources: Noel Menuge, in his discussion of a York marriage dispute, provides a salutary reminder that in legal cases plaintiffs and defendants will structure and re- structure recalled events in order to fit the resolution of the case they are seeking. Thus legal
  • Primary Evidence: Legal Document; York, Borthwick Institute, York Cause Papers. Fourteenth century. CP E 62 (1348) de Hopton c. del Brome.
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2503509797
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