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Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use (2019)
Book Chapter
Spicksley, J. (2019). Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use. In A. L. Capern, B. McDonagh, & J. Aston (Eds.), Women and the Land 1500-1900 (51-76). Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781787445208.003

This chapter offers an analysis of the land that was held by spinsters in England from the mid-sixteenth to the end of the seventeenth century. Although our knowledge of landholding by women is increasing, there is little published work on the amount... Read More about Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use.

Gender, property and succession in the early modern English aristocracy: the case of Martha Janes and her illegitimate children (2019)
Journal Article
Worthen, H., McDonagh, B., & Capern, A. (2019). Gender, property and succession in the early modern English aristocracy: the case of Martha Janes and her illegitimate children. Women's History Review, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2019.1696414

This article addresses the boundaries of female power within early modern aristocratic families. It examines the family arrangements of Lord Emmanuel Scroop whose marriage to Elizabeth Manners was childless. The research sets out to uncover Lord Scro... Read More about Gender, property and succession in the early modern English aristocracy: the case of Martha Janes and her illegitimate children.

Maternity and justice in the Early Modern English Court of Chancery (2019)
Journal Article
Capern, A. L. (2019). Maternity and justice in the Early Modern English Court of Chancery. Journal of British Studies, 58(4), 701-716. https://doi.org/10.1017/jbr.2019.91

This article is a case study of female litigants acting in the capacity of mother in the English equity court of Chancery between 1550 and 1700. It starts by asking how prevalent mothers were as plaintiffs and defendants in Chancery, though the burde... Read More about Maternity and justice in the Early Modern English Court of Chancery.

More than bricks and mortar: Female property ownership as economic strategy in mid-nineteenth-century urban England (2019)
Journal Article
Aston, J., Capern, A., & McDonagh, B. (2019). More than bricks and mortar: Female property ownership as economic strategy in mid-nineteenth-century urban England. Urban history, 46(4), 695-721. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963926819000142

Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2019Â. This article uses a quantitative and qualitative methodology to examine the role that women played as property owners in three mid-nineteenth-century English towns. Using data from the previously under-ut... Read More about More than bricks and mortar: Female property ownership as economic strategy in mid-nineteenth-century urban England.