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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Although canonists insisted on the authority of the husband during marriage they
believed in one area of equality. Both spouses had equal rights over each other's
body, so that neither could take a vow of chastity, retire to religious life, or even ...
Her husband was overseas so in her will she named a female friend as executrix.
She was given the guardianship of Isobel's goods with the duty of settling her
debts, paying for her burial and carrying out her bequests. The executrix was
imagiere in her own right, her husband Me Ernoul de Nuce was also an imagier.
They paid 5s tax in 1292, 8s in 1296, 10s in 1297, and 12s in 1298. In 1299
Perronnelle is described as his widow and pays 10s, but by 1 300 she is again
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