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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Because men tended to marry somewhat later and usually preferred younger
partners, even when they themselves had reached middle age, the widow,
especially of a third or fourth marriage, might well be quite a young woman. Such
a young ...
Delay in marrying often arose from the lack of dowries for the girls, especially in a
family with many daughters, or of land for the young men, a situation which
encouraged illegitimacy. Indeed in some cases when leyrwite was levied, it was ...
Prostitution was almost the only way open to make a living, and was by far the
easiest and most profitable if a woman was young and good looking. Rape was
frequent, particularly of the poor and ill- protected, who had neither strength nor ...
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