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Author Ormrod, W. M., 1957-
Title Women and parliament in later Medieval England / W. M. Ormrod.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2020]
2020

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Author Ormrod, W. M., 1957-
Series New Middle Ages
New Middle Ages (Palgrave (Firm))
Subject Great Britain. Parliament -- History.
Women -- Political activity -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- To 1485.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record
Contents Intro -- Preface -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1: Introduction: Debates and Sources -- The History of Parliament -- Sources and Method -- Women, Power and Agency -- References -- Unpublished Primary Sources -- Published Primary Sources -- Published Secondary Sources -- Chapter 2: Queens and Noblewomen in Parliament -- Introduction -- Queens and Parliament -- Noblewomen and Parliament -- References -- Unpublished Primary Sources -- Published Primary Sources -- Published Secondary Sources -- Chapter 3: Women of the Gentry and Lesser Social Status -- Introduction
Femmes Soles as Petitioners in Parliament -- Married Women as Petitioners in Parliament -- The Petition of Margaret Basset -- Conclusion -- References -- Unpublished Primary Sources -- Published Primary Sources -- Published Secondary Sources -- Chapter 4: Women on Trial in Parliament -- Introduction -- The Trials of Alice Perrers -- The Trial of Eleanor Cobham -- References -- Unpublished Primary Sources -- Published Primary Sources -- Published Secondary Sources -- Chapter 5: Female Institutions and Collectives as Petitioners in Parliament -- Introduction -- Nuns as Petitioners in Parliament
Lay Female Collectives as Petitioners in Parliament -- References -- Unpublished Primary Sources -- Published Primary Sources -- Published Secondary Sources -- Chapter 6: Women's Issues in Parliament: Dower -- The Law of Dower -- Parliamentary Petitions on Dower -- The Consequences of Rebellion -- Conclusion -- References -- Unpublished Primary Sources -- Published Primary Sources -- Published Secondary Sources -- Unpublished Dissertations -- Chapter 7: Women's Issues in Parliament: Rape -- The Law of Rape -- Parliamentary Petitions on Rape -- The Frequency of Rape Cases in Parliament
Pardons for Rapists -- Rape and Emotion -- Conclusion -- References -- Unpublished Primary Sources -- Published Primary Sources -- Published Secondary Sources -- Chapter 8: Women, Parliament and the Public Sphere -- Introduction -- Women and Work -- Women and the Public Finances -- References -- Unpublished Primary Sources -- Published Primary Sources -- Published Secondary Sources -- Chapter 9: Conclusion: Women Speaking Out in the Medieval Parliament -- The Women of London -- Accessing Royal Grace -- First-Person Narratives -- Conclusion -- References -- Unpublished Primary Sources
Published Primary Sources -- Published Secondary Sources -- Unpublished Dissertations -- Index
Summary This Palgrave Pivot provides the first ever comprehensive consideration of the part played by women in the workings and business of the English Parliament in the later Middle Ages. Breaking new ground, this book considers all aspects of womens access to the highest court of medieval England. Women were active supplicants to the Crown in Parliament, and sometimes appeared there in person to prosecute cases or make political demands. It explores the positions of women of varying rank, from queens to peasants, vis-a-vis this male institution, where they very occasionally appeared in person but were more usually represented by written petitions. A full analysis of these petitions and of the official records of parliament reveals that there were a number of issues on which women consistently pressed for changes in the law and its administration, and where the Commons and the Crown either championed or refused to support reform. Such is the concentration of petitions on the subjects of dower and rape that these may justifiably be termed 'womens issues in the medieval Parliament.
ISBN 9783030452209 (electronic bk.)
3030452204 (electronic bk.)
3030452190
9783030452193
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-45
OCLC # 1176514568
Additional Format Print version: 3030452190 9783030452193 (OCoLC)1144095846


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