Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8629
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bennett , Judith M.
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  • Title: Women and Men in the Brewers' Gild of London, CA 1420 [unlike other guilds, the brewers admitted women in large numbers, but they were excluded from certain guild functions].
  • Source: The Salt of Common Life: Individuality and Choice in the Medieval Town, Countryside, and Church: Essays Presented to J. Ambrose Raftis.  Edited by Edwin Brezette DeWindtStudies in Medieval Culture, 36.  Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1995.  Pages 181 - 232.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Brewing and Distillation Economics Guilds Husbands London Wives Work
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
  • Related Resources:
  • Primary Evidence: Financial Record; London, Guildhall Library. Ms. 5440. Brewers' Guild records kept by William Porlond, 1418-1438/1439. See Appendix "The Main Sources," 230-232, for a more complete description of Porlond's records.
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  • Table: Two tables. One for the years 1418-1425 shows the numbers of households headed by males, females, and married couples that paid guild dues. Table Two represents for the same years the number of men and women who paid dues.
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: Not Available
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