Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 4408
Author(s): Hanawalt, Barbara A.
Title : Whose Story Was This? Rape Narratives in Medieval English Courts [the author argues that for female victims, rape prosecutions were seldom successful and often resulted in fines and imprisonment for the rape victim; Hanawalt examines in detail the case of eleven-year-old Joan who allegedly was raped by a merchant from Bordeaux].
Source: Of Good and Ill Repute: Gender and Social Control in Medieval England. Barbara A. Hanawalt .   Oxford University Press, 1998.  Pages 124 - 141.
Year of Publication: 1998.