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Your search for posts with tags containing women and the law found 5 posts

Exits, Entries and the Allure of the Runaway Nun

Guest post by Gwen Seabourne, 17 February 2021. Entries on the rolls of judicial sessions in Yorkshire in 1304 and 1306 tell tales of disturbing events at two of the county’s convents. Representatives of Barkston Ash and the Ainsty informed...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 17 Feb 2021

Mary Vezey, Sarah Chapone, and the Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives (1732-35)

Posted by Krista J. Kesselring; 11 October 2020. ‘A good Husband would not desire the Power of Horse-whipping, confining, Half-starving his Wife, or squandering her Estate; a bad Husband should not be allowed it.’ So wrote...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 11 Oct 2020

Elizabethan Witch Trials: More Evidence (and a Map)

Posted by Krista J. Kesselring, 30 June 2019. Most of what we know of accusations of felony witchcraft in early modern England comes from the few surviving assize court records, supplemented by printed news pamphlets that detailed some such trials. Judges...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 30 Jun 2019

A Jewish Woman’s Appeal of Murder in Thirteenth-Century England

Posted by Sara M. Butler; 17 August, 2018. Setting the Scene The period leading up to the expulsion of the Jews from England in July of 1290 was a time of mounting uncertainty for the Anglo Jewry. That Saint Augustine’s long-endorsed “toleration...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 17 Aug 2018

Star Chamber Stories: Elizabethan Witchcraft, Sorcery, and a Very Troubled Marriage

Posted by Krista Kesselring; 14 February 2018. As noted in my last post, stories from the Court of Star Chamber’s proceedings can offer remarkable glimpses into early modern law and everyday life. Given the wide, wide range of wrongs the court was...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 14 Feb 2018

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