Women Waging Law in Elizabethan England by Tim Stretton
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Women Waging Law in Elizabethan England
By Tim Stretton

Women Waging Law in Elizabethan England

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Women Waging Law in Elizabethan England by Tim Stretton

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This book investigates the surprisingly large number of women who participated in the vast expansion of litigation in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Making use of legal sources, literary texts, and the neglected records of the Court of Requests, it describes women's rights under different jurisdictions, considers attitudes to women going to court, and reveals how female litigants used the law, as well as fell victim to it. In the central courts of Westminster, maidservants sued their masters, widows sued their creditors, and in defiance of a barrage of theoretical prohibitions, wives sued their husbands. The law was undoubtedly discriminatory, but certain women pursued actively such rights as they possessed. Some appeared as angry plaintiffs, while others played upon their poverty and vulnerability. A special feature of this study is the attention it pays to the different language and tactics that distinguish women's pleadings from men's pleadings within a national equity court.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521023252
ISBN-10: 0521023254
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Tim Stretton

Marital Litigation in the Court of Requests 1542-1642: Volume 32 by Tim Stretton Marital Litigation in the Court of Requests 1542-1642: Volume 32, Hardback (November 2008)

Reproduces twenty litigation suits from the 16th/17th century Court of Requests, providing rich insight into the complexities of marriage rights.

Women Waging Law in Elizabethan England by Tim Stretton Women Waging Law in Elizabethan England, Hardback (October 1998)

An examination of different aspects of women's activities in litigation in sixteenth-century England.

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