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Married Women and the Law in Premodern Northwest Europe
There has been a tendency in scholarship on premodern women and the law to see married women as hidden from view, obscured by their husbands in legal records. This volume provides a corrective view,Expand
Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England
INTRODUCTION Medieval classification schemes Single woman as a category of difference 1. Classification in Cultural Context Clean maids, true wives, and steadfast widows Femmes soles Marriage, socialExpand
A Piece of the Puzzle: Women and the Law as Viewed from the Late Medieval Court of Chancery
  • C. Beattie
  • Sociology
  • Journal of British Studies
  • 1 October 2019
Abstract This article uses fifteenth-century Chancery court bills to demonstrate how women negotiated solutions to social and legal disputes not just in Chancery but through a variety of legalExpand
Intersections of gender, religion and ethnicity in the Middle Ages
List of Tables Acknowledgments List of Contributors Introduction: Gender, Power, and Difference C.Beattie 'In what way can those who have left the world be distinguished?': Masculinity and theExpand
‘Living as a Single Person’: marital status, performance and the law in late medieval England
This article contributes to the debate about how we define the single woman by thinking about what makes someone ‘married’ as opposed to ‘not married’. It argues that understanding what marriageExpand
The Later Medieval English Urban Household
Home is one of the most emotive words in any language but our experience of being at home is historically and culturally specific. This article reviews a range of recent scholarship on the laterExpand
Married Women's Wills: Probate, Property, and Piety in Later Medieval England
  • C. Beattie
  • Sociology
  • Law and History Review
  • 1 February 2019
This article responds to a debate about the clash between canon law and common law positions on whether married women in England could make wills and what freedoms they had in terms of bequeathingExpand