Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5480
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): French , Katherine L.
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  • Title: To Free Them From Binding: Women in the Late Medieval English Parish [analysis of the celebration of Hocktide during which women chased men, tied them up, and took their ransom money for a parish fund raiser].
  • Source URL: Journal of Interdisciplinary History (Full Text via JSTOR) 27, 3 (Winter 1997): 387-412. Link Info target = '_blank'>Journal of Interdisciplinary History (Full Text via JSTOR) 27, 3 (Winter 1997): 387-412. Link Info
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Community Life Economics Fund Raising Gender Hocktide, Holiday Holidays and Festivals Lay Piety Parishes Popular Culture Sexuality Women in Active Roles Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Table: Seven graphs. Figure One charts the Hocktide income for women and men, 1497-1527, St. Mary at Hill, London. Figure Two charts the income for Hocktide, Whitson Ale, and the parish's total, 1457-1557, St. Michael's, Oxford. Figure Three charts the income for Hocktide, the king's play, and the parish's total, 1519-1544, St. Giles, Reading. Figure Four charts the income from Hocktide, Robin Hood Revels, and the parish total, 1507-1537, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. Figure Five charts the income from Hocktide, Plough Monday, and the parish total, 1530-1547, Boxford, Suffolk. Figure SixA charts the income from the maidens' Hocktide, the young mens' Hocktide, and the married mens' Christmas Hogling, 1474-1509, Crocombe, Somerset. Figure SixB charts the income from the maidens' Hocktide, the young men's Hocktide, and the Robin Hood Revel, 1474-1509, Croscombe, Somerset.
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  • Author's Affiliation: State University of New York, New Paltz
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00221953
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