Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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  • Title: Threads Bared: Dress and Textiles in Late Medieval English Wills [The author analyzes 550 wills from London and Canterbury dating from 1327 to 1487. the majority are from artisans and merchants with 16.5% made by women. Women tended to bequeath more items than men, especially clothing and household textiles. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval clothing and textiles. Vol. 1.  Edited by Robin Netherton and Gale R Owen-Crocker.  Boydell Press, 2005.  Pages 133 - 153.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Clothing Inheritance Sumptuary Laws Textiles Wills
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Table: Six tables. Table One Distribution of wills by social status. Table Two Distribution of wills by gender and clerical status. Table Three Average number of items bequeathed by social status, gender, and clerical status. Table Four Percentage of testators bequeathing textiles with figures for both clothing and household textiles by social status, gender, and clerical status. Table Five Average number of individual textile items bequeathed for both clothing and household textiles by social status, gender, and clerical status. Table Six Average number of separate bequests of types of clothing by gender and clerical status.
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1843831236
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