Posted by 7 March, 2017
In our second 'international' post to celebrate International Women's Day, John M. Collins examines how one woman, Eliza Swinford, navigated the legal world of the military garrison of seventeenth-century Tangier, using the court martial to seek redress for the harm caused by troublesome soldiers.In the [...]
Posted by 3 March, 2017
In the first of two international posts, Sarah Joan Moran explores the legal system that governed women's property rights in early modern Flanders and Brabant, revealing the 'push and pull' between the gendered power imbalance of early modern law and the possibilities available to women in controlling their [...]
Posted by 28 February, 2017
To celebrate Women's History Month, we have put together a blog series to profile and celebrate the range of research on women and law across Britain and internationally. The series features blogs from members of the project team as well as guest contributors, with posts covering women's involvement in [...]
Posted by 11 December, 2016
I recently presented a paper at the eighth conference of the International Research Network Gender Differences in the History of European Legal Cultures held from the 17th to the 19th of November 2016 in Rouen, France. The conference was entitled 'North vs. South? Gender, law and the economy in early [...]