Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9592
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Jones , E. D.
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  • 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 URL: English Historical Review (Full Text via JSTOR) 107, 425 (October 1992): 945-953. Link Info target = '_blank'>English Historical Review (Full Text via JSTOR) 107, 425 (October 1992): 945-953. Link Info
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Charters and Diplomatics Fines and Penalties Leyrwite, Fine on Peasant Women for Sexual Misdemeanors Serfs Sexuality Spalding, Lincolnshire, England- Spalding Priory- Myntling Register
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Table: One table. Table One Leyrwites on the lands of Spalding Priory from the 1250s to 1433. Table also includes fathers as payers and costs of fines.
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Western Australia
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00138266
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