Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 43915
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Flynn , Rebecca,
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  • Title: In Search of Isold de Heton: Biased Portrayals of the Medieval Anchoress and Their Continued Afterlife
  • Source: Magistra: A Journal of Women's Spirituality in History 26, 1 ( 2020): Pages 51 - 68.
  • Description: Considers the historiography of female religious recluses. Includes information about a letter from the monks of Whalley denouncing the anchoress, Isold de Heton, along with considerations of the monastery's economic hardships that may have factored into their efforts to end the occupation of the anchorhold. Three chancery petitions (with one from Isold) concerning the marriage of her young son shed further light on her circumstances. [Feminae note]
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Anchoresses Isold de Heton, Anchoress Monks Mothers Women in Religion
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Georgia Gwinett College
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  • Year of Publication: 2020.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10797572