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Author: Jeremy Goldberg

Title: Commual Discord, Child Abduction, and Rape in the Later Middle Ages

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Place: New York, NY and Basingstoke

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Year: 2008

Pages: xiv + 239pp.

Series: The New Middle Ages

ISBN-10: 0230602940 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780230602946 (hardcover) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780230610279 (PDF) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780230263291 (EPUB) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Medieval History: 15th Century | European History: English History | Cases: Offenders / John Dale; Cases: Victims / Agnes Grantham


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Author: Jeremy Goldberg, Department of History, University of, Wikipedia


  Abbreviations (p. ix)
  Genealogical Tables (p. xi)
  Maps (p. xiii)
Part I   Alice's Evidence
  Dramatis Personae (p. 3)
  Preface (p. 15)
  1. Alice de Rouclif: An Eventful Childhood (p. 21)
  2. William Pottell: Stories and Storytellers (p. 33)
  3. Ellen Taliour: Gender and the Remembrance of Times Past (p. 45)
  4. Robert Thewed: The Ties of Tenure and Locality (p. 65)
  5. Anabilla Wascelyne: The Ties of Kinship (p. 81)
  6. Dom. William Marrays: Stories and Readers (p. 103)
  7. Alice through the Looking Glass (p. 115)
Part II   Sex and the City
  8. Brewing Trouble: The Devout Widow's Tale (p. 129)
  9. Patriarchy, Civic Identity, and the Widow of Doncaster (p. 147)
  Conclusion (p. 159)
  Notes (p. 177)
  Bibliography (p. 219)
    Unpublished Primary Sources (p. 219)
    Published Primary Sources (p. 219)
    Secondary Literature (p. 221)
    Unpublished Secondary Literature (p. 231)
    Electronic Resources (p. 2329
  Index (p. 233)

Description: »Did medieval women have the power to choose? This is a question at the heart of this book which explores three court cases from Yorkshire in the decades after the Black Death. Alice de Rouclif was a child heiress made to marry the illegitimate son of the local abbot and then abducted by her feudal superior. Agnes Grantham was a successful businesswoman ambushed and assaulted in a forest whilst on her way to dine with the Master of St Leonard's Hospital. Alice Brathwell was a respectable widow who attracted the attentions of a supposedly aristocratic conman. These are their stories.« (Source: Palgrave Macmillan)


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