IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 714: Women and Justice, I: Negotiating Jurisdictions

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Emma Cavell, Department of History, Swansea University
Moderator/Chair:Emma Cavell, Department of History, Swansea University
Paper 714-aDisorderly Daughters?: Gender and Household in Borough Court Trespass Pleas
(Language: English)
Teresa Phipps, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Index terms: Law, Social History
Paper 714-bDower, Remarriage, and Lifecycle in Medieval English Ireland
(Language: English)
Sparky Booker, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy & Politics, Queen's University Belfast
Index terms: Law, Social History
Paper 714-c'She hath no remedy by course of commyn law': Legal Options and Strategic Decision-Making in the Early Tudor Star Chamber
(Language: English)
Deborah Youngs, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Index terms: Law, Social History
Abstract

This session examines women’s access to justice in a variety of jurisdictions spanning different areas of medieval Britain, showcasing some of the key findings of research conducted as part of the AHRC-funded ‘Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice’ project. The papers explore women’s multiple roles in court, ranging from participation in lawsuits over, for example, minor acts of interpersonal violence to the employment of strategy in the pursuit of justice.