A Piece of the Puzzle: Women and the Law as Viewed from the Late Medieval Court of Chancery

@article{Beattie2019APO,
  title={A Piece of the Puzzle: Women and the Law as Viewed from the Late Medieval Court of Chancery},
  author={Cordelia Beattie},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={58},
  pages={751 - 767}
}
  • C. Beattie
  • Published 1 October 2019
  • Sociology
  • Journal of British Studies
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 legal jurisdictions. This approach sheds light on women's actions in courts where the records have not survived, and it also adds nuance to the long-running debate about whether equity was a more favorable jurisdiction for women than the common law. By bringing into view other jurisdictions—such as manorial… 
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