Posts Tagged With "slander"

Posted by 23 March, 2017
Charlie Berry examines the ways that women used the law in negotiating reputations, and the importance of neighbourhood ties and knowledge in making and breaking female status, through the examination of one woman's use of the London Consistory Court in the sixteenth century.For women and men [...]
Posted by 15 March, 2017
Molly Corlett uses fascinating records of slander cases from London's Consistory Court to explore how measures of sexual and economic status intersected in the legal narratives deployed by and about women in the seventeenth century.The Bishop of London's consistory court probably feels familiar to most [...]