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Women, Agency and the Law, 1300–1700

ISBN 9781138662179
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Based on close readings of both public and private documents – court records, churchwarden accounts, depositions, diaries, letters and pamphlets – this collection of essays presents the largely untold story of non-elite women and their dealings with the law.

Table of Contents

Preface, Bronach Kane, Fiona Williamson; Introduction, Bronach Kane, Fiona Williamson; Chapter 1 Your Oratrice: Women’s Petitions to the Late Medieval Court of Chancery, Cordelia Beattie; Chapter 2 Echoes, Whispers, Ventriloquisms: On Recovering Women’s Voices from The Court of York in the Later Middle Ages, Jeremy Goldberg; Chapter 3 Women, Memory and Agency in the Medieval English Church Courts, Bronach Kane; Chapter 4 ‘Utterly and Untruly he Hath deceived Me’: Women’s Inheritance In Late Medieval England, Rosemary Horrox; Chapter 5 ‘She Hym Fresshely Folowed and Pursued’: Women and Star Chamber in Early Tudor Wales, Deborah Youngs; Chapter 6 Women and the Hue and Cry in Late Fourteenth-Century Great Yarmouth, Janka Rodziewicz; Chapter 7 Gender and the Control of Sacred Space in Early Modern England, Amanda Flather; Chapter 8 The Travails of Agnes Beaumont, Bernard Capp; Chapter 9 Parish Politics, Urban Spaces and Women’s Voices in Seventeenth-Century Norwich, Fiona Williamson; Chapter 10 ‘With a Sword Drawne in Her Hande’: Defending the Boundaries of Household Space in Seventeenth-Century Wales, Nicola Whyte Appendix;

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Bronach Kane, Fiona Williamson