1st Edition

English Noblewomen in the Later Middle Ages

ISBN 9780582059658
Published November 15, 1992 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

This vivid and pioneering study illuminates the different roles played in late medieval society by noblewomen - the most substantial group of women to survive as individuals in medieval documents. They emerge (despite limited political opportunities) as figures of consequence themselves in a landowning society through estate management in their husbands' frequent absences, and through hospitality, patronage and affinity.

Table of Contents

List of tables.  Editor's Preface.  Preface.  Introduction.  Chapter 1 Marriage.  Chapter 2 The widow and her lands.
Chapter 3 The household.  Chapter 4 Lifestyle and travel.  Chapter 5 Children, Kinsman and friends.  Chapter 6 Estates and revenue.  Chapter 7 Lordship and patronage.  Chapter 8 Religious practice.  Conclusion. Appendix: Glossary of terms.  General bibliography.  Index.

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