Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9590
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hawkes , Emma.
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  • Title: [S]he Will...Protect and Defend Her Rights Boldly by Law and Reason...: Women's Knowledge of Common Law and Equity Courts in Late-Medieval England [The author argues that though women did not participate in court cases in large numbers, some gentry women directed legal cases behind th scenes, showing a good grasp of the law].
  • Source: Medieval Women and the Law.  Edited by Noël James Menuge.  Boydell Press, 2000.  Pages 145 - 161.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chancery Courts Common Law Courts Courts of Law Gentry Land Tenure Law Lincolnshire, England Women in Active Roles Yorkshire, East Riding, England
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Table: Two tables. Table One Proportions of men and women in Common Pleas, 1479, 1500, and 1520. Table Two Percentages of widows, daughters, wives, and men involved in land and deeds cases in Chancery, 1461-1515.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Western Australia
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0851157750
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