Women of the English Nobility and Gentry 1066-1500 by Jennifer Ward

By Jennifer Ward

Whereas there's expanding curiosity within the lives of medieval ladies, the documentary proof for his or her actions is still little recognized. This booklet offers a suite of resources for a big and influential team of girls in medieval England, and examines adjustments of their function and actions among 1066 and 1500. for many noble and gentry-women, early marriage ended in tasks for relatives and family, and, within the absence in their husbands, for the kinfolk estates and retainers. Widowhood enabled them to take keep an eye on in their affairs and to play an self sufficient half within the local people and infrequently extra afield. even though many women's lives a standard development, nice sort existed inside kinfolk relationships, and individuality is additionally obvious in spiritual practices and patronage. Piety may possibly take a couple of varied kinds, no matter if a lady grew to become a nun, a vowess or a famous philanthropist and benefactor to non secular associations. This quantity offers a broad-ranging and available assurance of the position of noble ladies in medieval society. It highlights the numerous function performed via those girls inside their households, families, estates and groups.

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Asked who were present there and heard this, he says that Robert and Richard, his co-witnesses, heard this sworn contract, and no others whom he remembers. He says on the second article that on divers occasions after the contract was made, whose dates he does not remember, he heard Joan acknowledge this contract in the presence of the said John and others whose names he does not remember. He says on the last article that this matter was notorious and manifest in the aforesaid vills and places according to news and rumour.

L. , The Stonor Letters and Papers, 1290–1483, 2 vols, Camden Society, third series, XXIX, XXX, 1919, I, p. 123. 46 Ranulf abducted Margaret from Warwick castle. He was later pardoned by the king and Margaret’s lands were handed over to the couple after she had proved her age in 1317; Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1313–17, p. 39; Calendar of Close Rolls, 1313–18, p. 504. 47 Elizabeth de Burgh was the daughter of Gilbert de Clare earl of Gloucester and Hertford and Joan of Acre (see no. 28); after the death of her brother at the battle of Bannockburn, she was one of the heiresses to the Clare lands.

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