Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7154
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kelly , Henry Ansgar.
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  • Title: Bishop, Prioress, and Bawd in the Stews of Southwark [the author explores the financial and legal relationships among the Bishop of Winchester, the nuns of Stratford, and the proprietors of houses of prostitution in Southwark; in the Appendix the author provides translations from four relevant documents or series of documents: The will of Richard Bronde, London, 1500; Overdue rents from Southwark, Winchester Diocese Pipe Roll, 1503-1504; Mentions of stewhouses in the court roll of the bishop of Winchester's manor, October 13, 1505 - September 21, 1506; Houses in the liberty of the bishop of Winchester in Southwark at which suspect persons were found, July 17, 1519].
  • Source: Speculum 75, 2 (April 2000): Pages 342 - 388.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Canon Law Courts of Law, Ecclesiastical Prostitutes Stews, Houses of Prostitution in Southwark, London
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: One map. Properties of the western section of the stews in Southwark, showing property names and owners bounded by the Thames and Maidenlane from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00387134