This project examines the participation of women in the medieval common law, and the attitudes towards women in the classical sources of medieval common law: law reports, treatises and plea rolls. The standard narrative of the medieval common law has tended not to take a close interest in women, and, although much useful work has been done on aspects of women’s interaction with law (particularly criminal law), it is high time that a more wide-ranging consideration of women and the law was undertaken, in order to provide a more balanced understanding of both medieval women and the medieval common law.
|Effective start/end date
|1/09/17 → 1/09/20
- LAW Centre for Law and History Research
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