Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7690
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Crick , Julia.
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  • Title: Women, Posthumous Benefaction, and Family Strategy in Pre-Conquest England [The author analyzes wills in which women play a prominent part, particularly in the granting and receiving of property; the author argues that women cared for family property and passed it on to the church as the original donors wished].
  • Source URL: Journal of British Studies (Full Text via JSTOR) 38, 4 (October 1999): 399-422 Link Info target = '_blank'> Journal of British Studies (Full Text via JSTOR) 38, 4 (October 1999): 399-422 Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Family Inheritance Land Tenure Patronage, Ecclesiastical Property Reversionary Bequests Widows Wills
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 10-11
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  • Table: Three Tables. Table One Preliminary list of evidence for bequests in Pre-Conquest England. Table Two Bequest by sole women. The women are subdivided into three groups : 1) Spouse certainly dead, 2) Adult children or relatives by marriage but no reference to a living spouse, and 3) Other. Table Three Male bequest. The men are subdivided into four groups: 1) Clergy, 2) Royalty, 3) Ealdormen, and 4) Other.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Exeter
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00219371
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