Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8441
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hanawalt , Barbara A.
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  • Title: The Widow's Mite: Provisions for Medieval London Widows [The author uses London plea roles and wills to examine the extent to which widows were able to recover their dowers, and suggests that widows actively participated in medieval law courts. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Upon My Husband's Death: Widows in the Literature and Histories of Medieval Europe.  Edited by Louise MirrerStudies in Medieval and Early Modern Civilization.  University of Michigan Press, 1992.  Pages 21 - 45.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Courts of Law Dower Inheritance Law Widows Women in Active Roles
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Table: Three tables. Table One Average length of time for dower disputes in months, fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. Table Two Widows recovering all or part of dower, fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. Table Three Widows not recovering dower, fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Minnesota
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0472102575
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