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Property, Propriety, and Patriarchy: Abduction, Assault and Housebreaking in the Court of Common Pleas, 1399-1500

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dc.contributor.advisor Ewan, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Compton, Emily
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-29T19:10:31Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-29T19:10:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-04
dc.date.created 2014-04-17
dc.date.issued 2014-04-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8029
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the offenses of abduction, assault, and housebreaking before the Court of Common Pleas in England, from 1399-1500. The evidence for this study is provided by the digitized, archived records of the Common Pleas, created by Dr. Jonathan Mackman and Dr. Matthew Stevens. The records of the Common Pleas have, until quite recently, been an untapped resource for examining the social, legal, and cultural history of medieval England. Through examining these records, I suggest the concept of patriarchal legal stewardship greatly informed how these cases were pleaded, and in what ways individuals and households could be involved in these civil suits. Research reveals that although it was mostly men who act as a stewarding plaintiff, it was possible for women to fulfill a similar role. Largely, the intersection of social status, gender and the household informed how individuals experienced the offenses of abduction, assault, and housebreaking. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Medieval History en_US
dc.subject English History en_US
dc.subject Legal History en_US
dc.subject London en_US
dc.subject Fifteenth Century en_US
dc.subject Medieval Civil Law Suits en_US
dc.subject Medieval Household en_US
dc.subject Medieval Masculinity en_US
dc.subject Gender History en_US
dc.subject Common Pleas en_US
dc.title Property, Propriety, and Patriarchy: Abduction, Assault and Housebreaking in the Court of Common Pleas, 1399-1500 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme History en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of History en_US
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