Posted by 22 April, 2016

The project workshop at Cardiff University on the 21st of April 2016 brought together almost 30 historians and literary scholars to discuss women and the law in medieval and early modern Europe.

Discussion ranged across Britain and Ireland, from medieval up to the eighteenth century, and across ecclesiastical, customary, common law, and equity jurisdictions, but the central issues of women's access to legal redress, their levels of legal knowledge and agency, and the pitfalls and opportunities provided by legal sources remained at the fore.

For details of the papers discussed, see the programme here.

For a storify of the workshop, see below, with many thanks to Rachel Holmes for creating it and for tweeting so insightfully on the day.

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