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Inheritance, marriage, widowhood and remarriage: a comparative perspective on women and landholding in north-east Norfolk, 1440–1580
In medieval and early modern England, men's and women's rights to land were not equal. Sons were preferred over daughters in the inheritance of land. Marriage removed rights of property ownershipExpand
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A Language for Self-Adaptive System Requirements
Self-adaptive systems have the capability to autonomously modify their behaviour at run-time in response to changes in their environment. Such systems are now commonly built in domains as diverse asExpand
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The Development of Agrarian Capitalism
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Housewives and Servants in Rural England, 1440-1650: Evidence of Women's Work from Probate Documents
This essay examines the work patterns of housewives and female servants in rural England between the mid-fifteenth and mid-seventeenth centuries. Despite the fact that such women expended theExpand
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Consumption and Gender in the Early Seventeenth-Century Household: The World of Alice Le Strange
Lady Alice Le Strange of Hunstanton in Norfolk kept a continuous series of household accounts from 1610-1654. Jane Whittle and Elizabeth Griffiths have used the Le Stranges' rich archive toExpand
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Enterprising widows and active wives: women's unpaid work in the household economy of early modern England
This article uses 75 matching pairs of probate inventories and supporting documents belonging to married men and their widows to investigate women's unpaid income-generating work within the householdExpand
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The Development of Agrarian Capitalism: Land and Labour in Norfolk 1440-1580
This is an important new scholarly study of the roots of capitalism. Jane Whittle's penetrating examination of rural England in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries asks how capitalist it was, andExpand
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