Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 16287
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Rivers , Theodore John.
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  • Title: Adultery in Early Anglo-Saxon Society: Æthelberht 31 in Comparison with Continental Germanic Law [If a married woman committed adultery in early Germanic society, her husband was entitled to retribution. In Anglo-Saxon society, this retribution took the form of a monetary payment directly proportionate to the offended husband’s class status. Aethelberht of Kent was the first Anglo-Saxon lawmaker to make this distinction. The Church did not have a major effect on pagan laws like this one. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Anglo-Saxon England 20, ( 1991): Pages 19 - 25.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Adultery Ethelbert, King of Kent Law
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 6-7
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 02636751