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Women in thirteenth-century Lincolnshire /
Louise J. Wilkinson.
imprint
Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Royal Historical Society/The Boydell Press, 2007.
description
xvi, 245 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0861932854 (hbk.), 9780861932856 (hbk.)
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imprint
Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Royal Historical Society/The Boydell Press, 2007.
isbn
0861932854 (hbk.)
9780861932856 (hbk.)
catalogue key
6130024
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-224) and index.
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Written by Louise J. Wilkinson, this book offers a regional study of women in 13th-century England, making pioneering use of charters, chronicles, government records & some of the earliest manorial court rolls to examine the interaction of gender, status & life-cycle in shaping women's experiences in Lincolnshire.
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This book offers the first regional study of women in thirteenth-century England, making pioneering use of charters, chronicles, government records and some of the earliest manorial court rolls to examine the interaction of gender, status and life-cycle in shaping women's experiences in Lincolnshire. The author investigates the lives of noblewomen, gentlewomen, townswomen, peasant women, criminal women and women religious from a variety of angles. Not only does she consider how far women were partners alongside men, especially within the family, but she also explores whether they might have been both at once constrained and yet, to an extent, empowered by religious and biological ideas about gender difference which found expression in inheritance practices and the common law. Valuable light on the avenues for political influence open to elite women is shed through case studies of Nicholaa de la Haye (d. 1230), sheriff of Lincoln, Hawise de Quency (d. 1243), countess of Lincoln, and Margaret de Lacy (d. 1266), countess of Lincoln. The book also addresses women's roles within the rural and urban labour markets before the Black Death. LOUISE J. WILKINSON is Lecturer in History, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Table of Contents
Noblewomenp. 13
Gentlewomenp. 67
Townswomenp. 92
Peasant womenp. 116
Criminal womenp. 142
Women religiousp. 165
List of knights in administrative service during the Lincolnshire eyre of 1218-19
Ale-toll and brewers' amercements
Women with toponymic surnames in Robert le Venour's accounts
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