Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1667
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mitchell , Linda E.
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  • Title: The Lady is a Lord: Noble Widows and Land in Thirteenth-Century Britain [Independent noble widows were common in medieval England; many chose to remain single after the death of a husband, thereby holding large amounts of land and maintaining control over their families and their tenants. These women actively participated in the public sphere, and social class carried greater importance than gender in defining their roles. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Historical Reflections/ Reflexions historiques 18, 1 (Winter 1992): Pages 71 - 97.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Family Gender Inheritance Land Tenure Law Noble Women Private Sphere and Public Sphere Social Class Social Roles Widows Women in Active Roles
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: Alfred University
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03157997
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