Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13998
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Everard , Judith.
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  • Title: Public Authority and Private Rights: Women in the English Royal Court of Justice, 1196- 1250 [the author argues that women rarely, and in the majority of categories never, served in the various roles needed for the royal courts of law (judges, juries, sheriffs, knights of the shire, sureties, essoiners {who presented a party's excuse for not attending the court}, attorneys, and witnesses); women were on occasion litigants, in some cases attorneys (when male family members could not serve), and provided expert testimony concerning pregnancy, rape, and other matters deemed to be women's areas of special expertise].
  • Source: Sexuality and Gender in History: Selected Essays.  Edited by Penelope Hetherington and Philippa Maddern.  Centre for Western Australian History, University of Western Australia, 1993.  Pages 123 - 143.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Courts of Law, Royal Law Private Sphere and Public Sphere
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
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  • Year of Publication: 1993.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0864222181