A Small Sound of the Trumpet: Women in Medieval Life
Describes the daily life of noblewomen, nuns, and peasants in feudal England and Europe, looks at the treatment of lepers, begars, prostitutes, and criminals, and offers brief profiles of prominent medieval women
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This Latin compilation was known as the Book of Special Grace, which by the
fourteenth century circulated widely on the Continent in both Latin and the
vernaculars, usually in somewhat abridged form. By the fifteenth century it had
also been ...
Fourteenth-century England had some 700 hospitals.23 Many of these were very
small - the favoured number of inmates was often thirteen, in memory of Christ
and the apostles - but even so implied a generous number of beds. Since the ...
17 Riley, Memorials, 484-86 18 B. Hanawalt, 'The Female Felon in Fourteenth-
Century England', Viator 5 (1974), 267-68 and Women in Medieval Society, 135-
37 19 C. Elder, Gaol Delivery in the Southwestern Counties, 1416-1430, unpubl.
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