Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 19093
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Sims , Richard F.
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  • Title: Secondary Offenders? English Women and Crime, c. 1220-1348 [The author analyzes records from the south and southwest of England. Women committed fewer crimes than men. They were less aggressive, Sims argues, not because there was a public repugnance for violent women, but because the crimes they preferred, such as larceny and burglary, were best committed quickly and quietly. The author also briefly addresses infanticide and insanity. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women 4: Victims or Viragos?  Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless.  Four Courts Press, 2005.  Pages 69 - 88.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Crime and Criminals Infanticide Mental Illness Murder Violence
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1851828885