Posted by 22 June, 2016
In the search through the generally mundane entries of the plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews, records which tend to recall debts owed, monies paid or contentions arising from these sorts of activities, one occasionally finds an entry that stands out from the rest. That was certainly the [...]
Posted by 2 June, 2016
We had a fascinating time in the US this May as the Women and Justice project convened a session at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo in order to examine the legal experiences of women from medieval Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Ranging across several different legal jurisdictions, [...]
Posted by 22 April, 2016
The project workshop at Cardiff University on the 21st of April 2016 brought together almost 30 historians and literary scholars to discuss women and the law in medieval and early modern Europe. Discussion ranged across Britain and Ireland, from medieval up to the eighteenth century, and across ecclesiastical, customary, common [...]
Posted by 11 December, 2015
Mirabel daughter of Elias of Gloucester: TNA, C 60 (1217-18), m. 7. As I was reading through the surviving plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews, looking for Jewish women in action in the courts, I came across a truly remarkable story. This was [...]