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Communal Discord, Child Abduction, and Rape in the Later Middle Ages

  • Authors
  • Jeremy Goldberg

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Alice’s Evidence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-15
    2. Jeremy Goldberg
      Pages 21-31
    3. Jeremy Goldberg
      Pages 33-44
    4. Jeremy Goldberg
      Pages 81-102
    5. Jeremy Goldberg
      Pages 103-114
    6. Jeremy Goldberg
      Pages 115-126
  3. Sex and the City

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Jeremy Goldberg
      Pages 129-145
    3. Jeremy Goldberg
      Pages 159-175
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 177-239

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Black Death childhood Middle Ages

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230610279
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-37135-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-61027-9
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