Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 12467
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kerr , Margaret H.
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  • Title: Husband and Wife in Criminal Proceedings in Medieval England [a wife's rights were severely restricted in criminal procedures and she was subject to her husband's guardianship; she generally only began a criminal procecution for rape or causing a miscarriage; if husband and wife together committed a crime, the husband was generally held responsible; appendices include "A Note on Rape," "A Note on Wives' Unconventional Appeals," and "Primary Sources"].
  • Source: Women, Marriage, and Family in Medieval Christendom: Essays in Memory of Michael M. Sheehan, C.S.B.  Edited by Constance M. Rousseau and Joel T. Rosenthal.  Western Michigan University, 1998.  Pages 211 - 251.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Courts of Law Crime and Criminals Husbands Law Wives
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14
  • Related Resources: Following Maitland's lead, M.H. Kerr asks a series of questions about the position of married women and their husbands in their capacity as such under English criminal law between 1194 and 1306. Whereas Maitland posited that married women essentially had
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1879288656
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