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1. Record Number: 9515
Author(s): Bennett, Judith M.
Title : Writing Fornication: Medieval Leyrwite and Its Historians (Read 4 July 2002) [In the Appendix the author lists the printed editions of primary sources that she consulted. She also includes brief comments on the situation for south-western England (Devon and Cornwall), since leyrwite was exceptionally high in Cornwall.].
Source: Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. Sixth Series , 13., ( 2003):  Pages 131 - 162.
Year of Publication: 2003.

2. Record Number: 11651
Author(s): Phillips, Kim M.
Title : Four Virgins' Tales: Sex and Power in Medieval Law [The author examines four law cases in which virginity is at issue: a charge of rape, a payment for defloration, a fine for a peasant girl having sex, and a grant of property by a single woman "in my free power and virginity." Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval Virginities.   Edited by Anke Bernau, Ruth Evans, and Sarah Salih .   Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages series. University of Wales Press; University of Toronto Press, 2003.  Pages 80 - 101.
Year of Publication: 2003.

3. Record Number: 8438
Author(s): Jones, E. D.
Title : The Medieval Leyrwite: A Historical Note on Female Fornication [Leyrwite was a fine, most often paid by women, for illicit sexual activity. The author analyzes the records from Spaulding Priory concerning the serfs that worked its lands. He argues that the Priory did not levy the fines for financial purposes. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: English Historical Review (Full Text via JSTOR) 107, 425 (October 1992): 945-953. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1992.