Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 27616
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Dronzek , Anna
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  • Title: Women and Property Conflicts in Late Medieval England
  • Source: Women and Wealth in Late Medieval Europe.  Edited by Theresa Earenfight. The New Middle Ages..  Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.  Pages 187 - 207.
  • Description: The author takes a primarily quantitative look at disputes over women's property rights in chancery court. She analyzes 236 cases from the reigns of Henry VI and Edward IV. Results indicate that women identified as wives or widows had fewer challenges to their claims than did women as daughters, sisters,and nieces.
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chancery Courts Economics Family Inheritance Land Tenure Law Property
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Legal Document; Petitions; Kew, the National Archives, Public Record Office C 1 Early Chancery Proceedings.
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  • Year of Publication: 2010.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9781403984326
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